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Nagiirabaw, female water spirit

earth and natural pigments on sago palm petiole
104.4 × 70.5 cm
Place/s of Execution
Bangwis village, Washkuk Hills, East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea
inscribed in white paint u.c.: YATI
inscribed (inverted) in white paint l.c.: YATI
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
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of The Vizard Foundation
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
The painting depicts a female water spirit, personal name Nigiirabow owned by the Teeki totemic group.