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Papa sombo (Water-worn river rocks)

earth and natural pigments on sago palm petiole
119.5 × 62.9 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
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
The three large roughly circular black forms arranged down the centre of the bark represent water-worn stones (pap sombo) of the kind found in the mountain streams.