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Moyi and Mediigiiriigiirii (Spiny fish and face of a scorpion)

gouache on black paper
91.7 × 58.7 cm (image and sheet)
Place/s of Execution
Bangwis village, Washkuk Hills, East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea
Accession Number
Pacific Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased through the NGV Foundation with the assistance of The Thomas William Lasham Fund, Founder Benefactor, 2001
© Courtesy of the copyright holder
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Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
The paintinf depicts a spiny fish of a variety named Moyi in upper half, the straight lines represent spines and 'face' of a scorpion in the lower half of the painting. Teeki totemic.