Collection Online
wood, earth pigment
41.0 × 16.4 × 18.3 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. Large feet carved in relief on base, arm straight by the sides and joined to the hips. Its head rounded with narrow nose, small slit eyes and mouth filled with lime and ear with loops hanging downwards. Carved groups of three triangles on either side cheeks heightened with lime.