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Sculpture - Malagan

Sculpture - Malagan 

Current Location: Queensland Museum - Pacific Anthropology

Description: Eikuar type malagan painted black, red, yellow and white. This malagan sculpture with a bird sitting upon the top, consists of two male figures, each standing upon a head. The head is either a depiction of a pig's head or the "big mouth" fish, a widespread symbol of death.

The eikuar vertical 'totem-pole'' type sculpture consists of marumarua (three-dimensional external images of a person) standing on top of each other in the column, each seperated by koltibor blocks. At the top of the eikuar is usually placed an image of a