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Arokomaka spirit faces
1988

Medium
earth and natural pigments on sago palm petiole
Measurements
136.4 × 64.5 cm
Place/s of Execution
Bangwis village, Washkuk Hills, East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea
Accession Number
2001.400
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
© Courtesy of the copyright holder
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Gallery location
Not on display
Description
Not totemic. The painting depicts the paired anthropomorphic 'faces' (Misoma) that are carved in large numbers as decorative motifs on beams in men's houses.