Collection Online
Medium
earth pigments on wood, fibre, shell, cane
Measurements
413.0 × 132.5 × 53.0 cm
Place/s of Execution
Sortmeri village,Central Iatmul,East Sepik Province,Papua New Guinea
Accession Number
2004.349
Department
Pacific Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented through the NGV Foundation by Ed and Alice-Anne Boylan, Fellows, 2004
© the artists
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
This ridge post was owned and collectively carved by the Yarbasuga clan (named after their principle totem - erima wood). The post had a personal name - Mariadagwa and originally had a gable figure mounted on the top whose name was Wumbuinabi.