35mm slide (photographic)(colour)
- Museum number
Slide (colour); at the conclusion of a Wahgi Pig Festival, men of the performing clans club their pigs around the Bolyim house and Mond post structures erected on the ceremonial ground. The Mond post is the short, blackened post to the left of the Christian Cross (also now erected as part of the Festival, as many now feel God sits above and ‘cares for’ the ancestral ghosts which are the focus of the Pig Festival). The Bolyim house is the small thatched structure, from which is also suspended one of the red ceremonial headdresses (peng) worn during Pig Festival dancing. Brightly painted Geru boards have been placed on some of the dead pigs. Photograph taken 14th January 1980, Kombulno ceremonial ground, Wahgi Valley, Papua New Guinea.
- Production date
- March 1980
Height: 2.40 centimetres (image)
Height: 5 centimetres (mount)
Width: 3.60 centimetres (image)
Width: 5 centimetres (mount)
- Not on display
- Acquisition notes
- Photographs taken during fieldwork to the Wahgi Valley, Western Highlands, Papua New Guinea between May 1979 and August 1981.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 49.11 MAR 80M6 (O'Hanlon Number)