Collection Online
earth pigments on wood, cowrie shell
8.5 × 66.8 × 7.4 cm
Place/s of Execution
Sepik River, Papua New Guinea
Accession Number
Oceanic Decorative Arts / 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
The narrow head rest has a flat top and crocodile head at one end with raised eyes sockets set with Cowrie shells and two sets of incised teeth. At the other end is a projecting tail. Both sides of the head rest and legs are decorated with incised concentric ovals, curves and lines.