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Nimangki ceremonial plaque
(1980s)

Medium
earth pigments and clay on wood
Measurements
117.0 × 64.5 × 12.0 cm
Place/s of Execution
southwest Malekula Island, Vanuatu
Accession Number
2007.96
Department
Pacific Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Todd Barlin, 2007
© 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
The initiation plaque used during nimangki grading ceremonies for men, is decorated with seven faces using clay modelled over carved wood.