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Lime container

Lime container 

Current Location: Queensland Museum - Pacific Anthropology

Description: Container for Lime, Length of bamboo painted with ornate design.

This lime container from the Solomon Islands is made from bamboo, and its design is most likely made from a mixture of charcoal and tree sap that is rubbed into incisions. It was collected some time between 1886 and 1905. The donor Dr Charles Ferdinand

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Ear ornament

Ear ornament 

Current Location: Queensland Museum - Pacific Anthropology

Description: Ear Beam-grass culm, single node, incised geometric design, ground shell disc embedded at each end

Ex-collection of Dr C.F. Marks acquired before 1920. Acquired by QM from estate of Edris Marie Blanche Marks (1891-1977) daughter of Dr Charles Ferdinand Marks (1852-1943). Information from her niece and executor Dr Pat Marks. The Hon Dr C.F. Marks was

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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

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Mask - Malagan

Mask - Malagan 

Current Location: Queensland Museum - Pacific Anthropology

Description: Vanis type mask used in malagan representing a pig's head, Turbo petholatus opercula eyes. Plaited bush fibres hang from right side of mouth with the head of a hornbill hanging from the pig''s mouth. A sea bird is present in front of pig''s eyes, catching a fish. In total, seven fish encircle the pig head with palm leaf ribs extending out. The top of the pig head is encased with resin and embedded with small sticks. A rattan framework supports the back portion of mask which is made of tapa and resin. Eyes of pig, fish and birds are represented by opercula.

This Vanis type Malagan represents a pig's head, with the head of a hornbill hanging from its mouth. Atop its head is a sea bird which is presented in front of the pig''s eyes, catching a fish. Pig heads are considered an important part in malagan ritual

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Mask - Malagan

Ear ornament 

Type:   Indigenous cultures

Current Location: Queensland Museum - Pacific Anthropology

Where Made: Malaita/Solomon Islands

Description: Ear beam-grass culm, single node, incised geometric design, ground shell disc embedded at each end

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