Collection Online

Ancestor figure
(early 20th century-mid 20th century)

earth pigments on wood, shell, fibre
47.7 × 17.0 × 14.5 cm
Place/s of Execution
New Ireland Province, Papua New Guinea
Accession Number
Pacific Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Russell Zeeng, 1993
© the artists
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of The Vizard Foundation
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
Carved standing figure with mouth open showing two sets of teeth. Eyes are of inlaid shells and above the abdomen a decoration piece protrudes and bends downwards. Painted decoration on figure.