MELANESIA. Initiation ceremony Torres straits secret society 1900 old print
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MELANESIA. Initiation ceremony Torres straits; secret society 1900 old print

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CAPTION PRINTED BELOW PICTURE: 'Initiation ceremony in the Torres straits - Scene at the ceremony of initiation of youths by a secret society in one of the Torres Straits Islands. During this ceremony the youths for the first time witness the sacred dances and learn some of the legends of their tribe; after it they are gathered together and attacked by armed men, dressed up to represent spirits, and often badly hurt'

DATE PRINTED: 1900    

IMAGE SIZE: Approx 14.5 x 21.0cm, 5.5 x 8.25 inches (Medium)

TYPE: Antique photographic book illustration

CONDITION: Good; suitable for framing. Please check the scan for any blemishes prior to making your purchase. Virtually all antiquarian maps and prints are subject to some normal aging due to use and time which is not obtrusive unless otherwise stated. We offer a no questions asked return policy.

AUTHENTICITY: This is an authentic historic print, published at the date stated above. It is not a modern copy.

VERSO: There are images and/or text printed on the reverse side of the picture. In some cases this may be visible on the picture itself (please check the scan prior to your purchase) or around the margin of the picture

ARTIST/CARTOGRAPHER/ENGRAVER: By A.C. Haddon

PROVENANCE: "Customs of the World"; Edited by Walter Hutchinson, With an Introduction by A.C. Haddon, Published by Hutchinson & Co., London



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