Collection Online
synthetic polymer paint and enamel paint on wood, metal, cane
165.2 × 68.0 × 16.2 cm
Place/s of Execution
Kerowagi District, Wahgi Valley, Western Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea
Accession Number
Pacific Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 2006
© the artists
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Gallery location
Not on display
The Phantom, a contemporary symbol of invincibility warns the bearer's opponents to beware of a man who never dies. The shield bears a number plate above the Phantom's head and a car emblem or crest forms a badge on the Phantom's belt. Both of these elements are symbols of pride and wealth: the clan owned a car.