Collection Online
wood, pigment
53.5 × 27.0 × 1.7 cm
Place/s of Execution
Trobriand Islands, Milne Bay Province, 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
Pigmented with traces of blue, red, white. The smooth flat slightly curved handle carries above it typical pierced, carved Trobriand decorative motifs. The form is assymetrical; a long canoe shape vertically on one side surrounded by bands of zig zag with spiral designs at each end.