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Arokomaka spirit faces

earth and natural pigments on sago palm petiole
116.0 × 71.9 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
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Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
Iconography: not totemic. The painting is a two dimensional or graphic version of a type of non-totemic double-headed design which is carved on beams in ceremonial houses. The type depicted here is the one named arokomaka.