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Midnight Sun lands at Muruwa
1979
from the Sail the Midnight Sun series 1979

Medium
earth pigments on wood
Measurements
56.5 × 138.5 × 8.0 cm
Place/s of Execution
Trobriand Islands, Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea
Accession Number
2003.176.9
Department
Pacific Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 2003
© the artist
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
Panel 9. Weary from his great journey, Midnight Sun lands at Muruwa, the land of the East (depicted by the Muruwa Lagim in the background) and is greeted by friendly and beautiful people. The panel was beautifully carved in deep relief with traditional and transitional designs which tells a Massim mythological story.

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