Collection Online
wood, earth pigment
38.0 × 11.0 × 19.0 cm
Place/s of Execution
Woodlark Island, Trobriand Islands, Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea
Accession Number
Oceanic Sculpture / Pacific Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Dr Clive Stephen through the National Gallery Society of Victoria, 1953
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
Carved figure seated on a solid narrow stool with an oval base. The figure with no feet has a long rounded body with arms straight along its sides and joined to its hips, rounded head with a small rectangular projection at the back of the head, long nose, small slit eyes and mouth filled with lime. Its ears pointed and triangular in shape which may indicate pierced earlobes.