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Mediigiiriigiirii (Scorpion)

earth and natural pigments on sago palm petiole
115.6 × 76.5 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
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
Iconography: Teeki totem. The painting depicts a scorpion, one of the artist's totem. Scorpions have powerful stings in the end of their tails, which the artist has represented in the form of a yellow hook form underneath its 'nose'.