Maclay Coast model and description
The Northeast of New Guinea.
Cape Solitude (Garagassi Point).
This small-scale model of Maclay Coast and its surroundings exhibits several scenes which are described in detail in the following articles.
The Maclay Coast model is an exhibit which was created in accordance with the original concept of Miklouho-Maclay Jr. and the scientist’s diaries of the XIX century. It is exhibited in museums of Russia as a part of thematic exhibitions. It reflects in detail the life of Miklouho-Maclay and the Papuans (indigenous people) at that period (1871-1872) and, based on drawings made by the scientist during his expeditions, accurately reflects facial features of each character.
The model is an artistically realistic landscape, made of durable, moisture-resistant materials. It is historically, ethnographically and naturalistically reliable. The model represents the scenery: the ocean, the shore and the place at the Cape where the hut was located, the glade, sea surf, the seabed, the rivulet, a part of the village glade, the jungle with its flora. There are buildings too: N.N. Miklouho-Maclay’s hut with household items (table, chair, chest box, bunk bed, clothes, pots, kettle, weapons, tools, books, adornments, etc.), village huts, Papuan men’s house. Characters represented: N.N. Miklouho-Maclay, Tui, Papuans on the glade, in the village and by the fire, with fish by the boat.
The model is a diorama with free viewing from all 4 sides.
Dimensions 111x111x80 cm.
The characters were created using 3D modeling.