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Chiroro simi tangla (Two men and two birds)
1998

Medium
earth pigments on wood, shell, human hair
Measurements
206.0 × 17.7 × 16.5 cm
Place/s of Execution
Lakavil village, Tatau Island, Tabar Islands, New Ireland Province, Papua New Guinea
Accession Number
2006.292
Department
Pacific Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 2006
© the artist
Gallery location
Level 3 foyer
Level 3, NGV International
Description
The Columnar sculpture comprises of two figures in frontal pose that dramatically surmount each other, each holding a bird with wings outstretched. The design owned by Immanuel Mekum and the Keis clan of Tatau Island.