Collection Online
wood, earth pigment
47.3 × 13.0 × 15.0 cm
Place/s of Execution
Trobriand Islands, Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea
Accession Number
Oceanic Sculpture / Pacific Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Dr Clive Stephen through the National Gallery Society of Victoria, 1953
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, no feet visible but with smooth slightly bent legs, long rounded body, thin sharply bent arms supporting its chin. Its rounded head set directly on shoulder and chin projecting forward. A shallow bowl with vertical sides set on its head. Incised scrolls, circles and zigzag patterns heightened with lime.