- Museum number
Drawing; three drawings; the first is of two devase spirit beings, with long hair; the second is of two other spirit beings; the third is of two vadavada spirits wearing headdresses, standing over the dead body of a man. 20thC(early).
Graphite and crayon in red tones.
- Production date
Height: 43.30 centimetres (drawing)
Height: 57.90 centimetres (mount)
Width: 34.10 centimetres (drawing)
Width: 45.20 centimetres (mount)
- Curator's comments
- Related information:
This drawing is part of a collection of drawings made by Charles Gabriel Seligman.
Two of the drawings in this drawing are published in Seligman 1910 'The Melanesians of British New Guinea', plate XXXI and XXX.
Drawings similar to this one that feature in Seligman 1910 'The Melanesians of British New Guinea' are noted as being drawn by Papua New Guineans, thus it is believed that this drawing may also have been drawn by Papua New Guineans.
- Not on display
- The drawing has been glued around the edge to the mount. Mould is inside the mount.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: No.19
Miscellaneous number: No.20
Miscellaneous number: No.21