New Ireland / Standing Figure with Pan Pipes / 19th  centuryNew Ireland
Standing Figure with Pan Pipes
19th century

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Creator Nationality: New Ireland, Papua New Guinea
Creator Name-CRT: New Ireland
Title: Standing Figure with Pan Pipes
View: front
Creation Start Date: 1800
Creation End Date: 1900
Creation Date: 19th century
Object Type: Sculpture
Classification Term: Sculpture
Materials and Techniques: Wood, pigment and shell
Dimensions: H.78 x W.13- 1/2 x D.12 in.
AMICA Contributor: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Owner Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
ID Number: 85.93
Credit Line: Gift of Myron Kunin
Context: Music is an important part of New Ireland ceremonial life. One of the principal instruments is a set of bamboo pipes, similar in design to the panpipes of ancient Greece. This large figure of a piper wears a pandanus-leaf hat, typically worn by New Ireland women. Knowledgeable New Irelanders disagree about whether women were traditionally permitted to play panpipes. This figure may portray an ancestor or the deceased for which a particular malagan was held.
Exhibition History: How Do We Know What We Know? - MIA, 2/13-9/5/93.
Related Multimedia Description: Antenna Audio: Sound from Permanent Collection Tour
Link to Multimedia: MIA_.AA200101.01.mp3
AMICA ID: MIA_.85.93
AMICA Library Year: 2003
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Minneapolis Institute of Arts

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