Iconography
NON-EURASIAN ICONOGRAPHY
Oceania
Melanesia Figures Mortuary figures
Melanesia Death
Melanesia Initiation
Further details
Representation of an 'urar', the spirit of a deceased person. Such figures were used in simulated ritual killings where boys would become men once born again.
ARTIST/CREATOR
Solomon Islands
DATE
19th century - 20th century
LOCATION
Sydney, Australian Museum (E.73925)
Notes on photograph
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
Anthony Meyer, Oceanic Art, Cologne 1995, ill. 437
Acknowledgements
Australian Museum, Sydney.
Contact
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