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Title
Carved wooden idols, Ambrym, Vanuatu, 1903
Creator
Gunn, William, missionary, New Hebrides, 1853-1935
Date Created and/or Issued
1903
Publication Information
University of Southern California. Libraries
Contributing Institution
University of Southern California Digital Library
Collection
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
Rights Information
For commercial reproduction please contact the National Library of Scotland by referring to http://www.nls.uk/copyright . For access to the originals please e-mail manuscripts@nls.uk
National Library of Scotland
National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EW, Scotland, UK
The National Library of Scotland license the use of this content under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 UK: Scotland License.
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Description
“Idols or memorials of the dead, Ambrim.” Exterior view of large carved idols with human faces, two young boys stand next to them. The people of the New Hebrides [Vanuatu] cut large logs with 'totem' type carvings on the outer surface and hollow out the centre leaving only a slit down the front. These hollowed out logs give the deep resonance of drums when hit on the outside with sticks.
Type
image
Format
Photographic prints, 14.6 x 9.6 cm.
Identifier
impa-a-nls-75654087-1.tif
http://doi.org/10.25549/impa-c123-79579
http://thumbnails.digitallibrary.usc.edu/impa-a-nls-75654087-1.jpg
Subject
Children (people by age group)
Cultural artifacts
Idols
Musical instruments
Time Period
1903
Place
Ambrym
Malampa Province
Oceania
Vanuatu
Source
Acc.7548/F/20 [Reference number]
NLS DOD ID: 75654085 [File]
Relation
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
Photographs from Scottish Missions, the National Library of Scotland
Photographs of Aneityum, New Hebrides, South Sea Islands taken by the Rev. Dr. Gunn
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