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(mid 20th century)

wood, earth pigment
127.0 × 12.5 × 11.0 cm
Place/s of Execution
Asmat, West Papua
Accession Number
Pacific Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1970
© the artists
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Gallery location
Not on display
The dish and figure are carved from one piece of wood. The dish is a canoe shape, narrow with the inside cut out to make a shallow dish. On one end is a pointed knob, the other end has a human figure. The figure grasps the knob at the end of dish. The legs straddle the side of dish and are carved in relief.