Collection Online
ebony, lime, beads, cord
27.2 × 4.7 × 1.0 cm
Place/s of Execution
Trobriand Islands, Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea
Accession Number
Pacific Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented through The Art Foundation of Victoria in memory of Stanley Gordon Moriarty by Jean McKay Moriarty, Fellow, 1979
© 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
Stylised tortoise on two bird heads. The incised patterns heightened with lime. The tortoise wears a necklace of trading beads in the colour red, blue and white.