Collection Online
43.8 × 7.5 × 8.2 cm
Accession Number
Pacific Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1979
© the artists
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Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
The style seems influenced by the figure carving of the lower Sepik. The face is schematized and more sparsely carved than in Sepik figures. The body has shrunk to a trunk-like organic form and the exaggerated limb gives the figure a powerful aura. A carved hornbill bird sits in profile.