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Wachii ow (Larvae faces)

gouache on black paper
91.7 × 58.5 cm (image and sheet)
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
The painting depicts faces of larvae named Wachii ow found in bread fruit (wachii) trees, surrounded by representations of edible bread fruit seeds.