Collection Online

Ancestor figure
(early 20th century)

49.0 × 4.8 × 3.2 cm
Place/s of Execution
Sepik River, Papua New Guinea
Accession Number
Oceanic Sculpture / Pacific Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Miss Ola Cohn, 1957
© the artists
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Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
Carving of a zoomorphic with a pointed elongated nose or beak and carved out chest on top of a carved human figure. Human figure has carved cresentic section mouth and elliptic eyes, carved bands of Chevron patterns on body. Solid band carved on leg.