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Midnight Sun kills their son before fleeing Muruwa
1979
from the Sail the Midnight Sun series 1979

Medium
earth pigments on wood
Measurements
61.0 × 117.0 × 8.0 cm
Place/s of Execution
Trobriand Islands, Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea
Accession Number
2003.176.12
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 12. Midnight Sun, in leaving Imdeduya, strikes at the only thing that will hurt her: he kills their son (and therefore himself) and casts the body into the sea before fleeing Muruwa. The panel was beautifully carved in deep relief with traditional and transitional designs which tells a Massim mythological story.

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