1350-2075 - Artemidora, A.D. 90-100. From Meir. Mummy. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA. The mask portrays a young woman lying flat as if upon her bier. Her hair is arranged in tiers of snail curls over her forehead. Alongside her face flows a black Egyptian-style wig, the long locks bound with narrow rings of gold in pharaonic fashion.
1350-2073 - New Ireland Malagan funerary statue in at the Metropolitan Museum of Art museum, New York, USA. New Ireland is part of the Bismarck Archipelago, situated north of New Guinea, and has an estimated population of 100,000. The Dutch first encountered the island in 1616, and today New Ireland is a province of Papua New Guinea. Nineteen different languages are spoken on the island, and it is divided by a chain of mountains into three distinct regions: northern, central, and southeastern. The art of New Ireland traditionally centered on mortuary ceremonies and feasts to honor the dead. In northern New Ireland, the name given to these elaborate ceremonies is malagan, which is also the term used for the carved and painted sculptures associated with the ceremonies.
1116-39347 - Balinese men carrying the wadah, a temple-shaped structure made of paper and light wood, containing the ashes of the deceased in a funeral procession to deposit the ashes in the Unda river following the Ngaben or Cremation Ceremony, Klungkung, Bali, Indonesia
1116-39350 - Pigs tied to bamboo sticks at the rante, the ceremonial site where the meat of slaughtered cattle will be distributed to the guests of a Torajan funeral, in Sereale, Toraja Land, South Sulawesi, Indonesia
1116-39351 - Pigs tied to bamboo sticks at the rante, the ceremonial site where the meat of slaughtered cattle will be distributed to the guests of a Torajan funeral, in Sereale, Toraja Land, South Sulawesi, Indonesia