Collection Online
natural pigments on wood
156.5 × 50.0 × 13.0 cm
Place/s of Execution
Buka, Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea
Accession Number
Pacific Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Todd Barlin through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program, 2009
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of The Vizard Foundation
Gallery location
Not on display
The ceremonial dance wand is carved in relief with the characteristic style of a crouching human figure wearing a upe of head piece. The figures are painted with natural pigment of red ochre, lime and black made from burnt charcoal.