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Yowujasu, ceremonial sculpture
1973

Medium
earth pigments, synthetic polymer paint and natural pigments on wood
Measurements
189.2 × 43.6 × 27.7 cm
Place/s of Execution
Bangwis village,Washkuk Hills,East Sepik Province,Papua New Guinea
Accession Number
2001.436
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 sculpture is displayed during the Yena, Minja and Nokwi yam harvest ceremonies. Hamikwa totemic.