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Apokibi (Flying fox)

earth and natural pigments on sago palm petiole
107.5 × 68.6 cm
Place/s of Execution
Bangwis village, Washkuk Hills, East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea
Accession Number
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
Physical description
The painting depicts the largest of the several varieties of flying fox (opokibi) found in the Washkuk Hills. The flying fox is represented twice; in the upper and lower part of the painting. Each image forms a mirror image of the other.