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Temar ne luan (Sun initiation plaque)
(1980s)

Medium
earth pigments and clay on wood
Measurements
87.0 × 56.0 × 32.5 cm
Place/s of Execution
southwest Malekula Island, Vanuatu
Accession Number
2007.97
Department
Pacific Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Todd Barlin, 2007
Gallery location
Not on display
Description
The initiation plaque is associated with the luan dance performed only by high ranking men at special ritual ceremonies.