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dance wand

dance wand
Dance wand. Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
 
Summary:
E017229 - 30/10/1907, dance wand, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia
Item Name:
dance wand
Label:
A wooden dance wand, carved in the shape of an elongated human figure. It is painted red and black. It is said to probably be imported from New Guinea to be used for hostile magic or dances. It is called "lougorp/madup" by the Meriam people. It was collected for the Museum by C. Hedley and A.R. McCulloch in 1907. (90x11cm.)
Place:
Mer (Murray Islands)
Region:
Torres Strait
Province/State:
Queensland
Country:
Australia
Collection Area:
Australia
Museum Department:
Anthropology
Registration Date:
30/10/1907
Registration Number:
E017229
Associated Stories:
The Hedley and McCulloch Collection: Torres Strait 1907
Australian Museum Expedition to Torres Strait in 1907: Rationale
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Dance wand. Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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Dance wand. Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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Dance wand. Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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Dance wand. Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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Dance wand. Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony