Collection Online
synthetic polymer paint and enamel paint on wood, metal, wire, cane, nylon rope, synthetic fabric
169.2 × 64.0 × 22.5 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
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 contemporary Phantom shield bears the text 'BLACK 1989 CIVIL WAR' painted above the image of Phantom which refers to the tribal conflict in which the shield was used. The Phantom, a contemporary symbol of invincibility warns the bearer's opponents to beware of the man who never dies.