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Malagan Frieze

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Unknown

Date

19th century

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G256
Malagan Frieze, Unknown
Malagan Frieze: Gallery Label - Current
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Medium: Sculpture | Wood, pigment, shell
Size: 39 x 16 x 5 1/4 in. (99.06 x 40.64 x 13.34 cm)
Creation Place: Oceania, Melanesia, Papua New Guinea, New Ireland
Culture: Oceania, Melanesia, Papua New Guinea, New Ireland
Style: 19th century
Physical Description: wood frieze carved with birds whose eyes are made of green turbo shell opercula; painted serpents wind their way across the relief; covered with lime and painted in red, black, and white pigments; carved for use in the Malanggan rites when it would be pla
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Gift of Bruce B.Dayton
Accession Number: 85.94
Artist: Unknown
Role: Artist
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Added to Site: February 28, 2009