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Sasa'apo, Yena ceremonial sculpture
(1920s)

Medium
earth pigments, synthetic polymer paint and natural pigment on wood
Measurements
123.4 × 26.2 × 13.5 cm
Place/s of Execution
Bangwis village, Washkuk Hills, East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea
Accession Number
2001.433
Department
Pacific Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased through the NGV Foundation with the assistance of The Thomas William Lasham Fund, Founder Benefactor, 2001
Gallery location
Not on display
Description
The carving or sculpture depicts the Powerful Yeena spirit named Sasa'apo. Carvings such as this one are displayed during one of the three Yam harvest ceremonies, Yeena, Minja and Nokwi.