Collection Online
Medium
wood, bamboo, pigment, bone, cane
Measurements
158.3 × 1.6 cm diameter
Place/s of Execution
Papuan Region, Papua New Guinea
Accession Number
ETH10-1973
Department
Pacific Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Hilda Richards, 1973
© the artists
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Gallery location
Not on display
Description
Double ancestor figure carved at top below head. The bamboo shaft above with the wooden head attached with a finely plaited cane. The barbs are in groups of two length running alternately to each other on each side, decreasing in size towards the bone tip. Traces of lime or white pigment.