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Nagiirabaw, Female water spirit
1988

Medium
earth pigment and plant extracts on sago palm prong
Measurements
104.4 × 70.5 cm
Place/s of Execution
Bangwis village, Washkuk Hills, East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea
Inscription
inscribed in white earth pigments u.c.: YATI
inscribed in white earth pigment (inverted) l.c.: YATI
Accession Number
2001.425
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
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of The Vizard Foundation
Gallery location
Not on display
Description
The painting depicts a female water spirit, personal name Nigiirabow owned by the Teeki totemic group.