Collection Online
wood, cane, bone, fibre, pigment
160.8 × 1.7 × 1.3 cm
Place/s of Execution
Papuan Region, Papua New Guinea
Accession Number
Pacific Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Hilda Richards, 1973
© 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
Double ancestor figure carved at the top below the band. The shaft is of bamboo with wooden head attached by fine plaited cane. The head is tipped with bone. The barbed head is a panel running around the arrow of finely incised double ancestor figures. Traces of lime or white pigment.