AP Art History : Answering other questions about Oceanian sculpture

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Example Questions

Example Question #31 : Sculpture Beyond European Artistic Traditions

The Malangan figures were not involved in ___________.

Possible Answers:

negotiating land rights

honoring the dead

birthing rituals

affirming clan group identities

Correct answer:

birthing rituals


The Malangan figures were single use sculptures made in an island of Papua New Guinea for malangan, a set of rituals that were used to say goodbye to the dead, affirm clan identities, and negotiate land rights.

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