Ancestor board (Spirit board)

Title:
Ancestor board (Spirit board)
Date:
1900, 1999
Description:
Oval ancestoral or spirit board with abstract designs. Ancestor boards are kept in men's ceremonial houses and can represent personal spirits or simply be used for decoration. Origin Papua New Guinea.
Collection:
Muriel and Marcus Zbar Collection
Contributing Institution:
Avery Research Center at the College of Charleston
Media Type:
Objects
Topical Subject:
Ancestor worship--Papua New Guinea, Rites and ceremonies--Papua New Guinea
Geographic Subject:
Papua New Guinea, Papua New Guinea--Social life and customs
Shelving Locator:
1996.001.003
Material Type:
Ceremonial objects
Internet Media Type:
image/jpeg
Digitization Specifications:
300 dpi; Nikon D80 camera; archival images in .tif and .nef formats.
Copyright Status Statement:
Digital image copyright 2010, The College of Charleston Libraries. All rights reserved. For more information contact The College of Charleston Library, Charleston, SC 29424.