Collection Online
earth pigments on wood, cowrie shells
110.6 × 17.0 × 12.2 cm
Place/s of Execution
Kanganaman village, Middle Sepik River, East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea
Accession Number
Pacific Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1965
� the artists
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Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
Carving with a long face, cowrie shell eyes, long nose, mouth with teeth and two raised circles on the head at one end. A bird with carved beak clings to the back of the head. Below the tail of bird is another face with the chin touching the tail. Centre of post decorated with vertical rows of deep carved scales or palm trunk patterns. The rows running in alternate directions.