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Midnight Sun meets and marries Imdeduya, the most beautiful woman
from the Sail the Midnight Sun series 1979

earth pigments on wood
55.5 × 142.7 × 4.8 cm
Place/s of Execution
Trobriand Islands, Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea
Accession Number
Pacific Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 2003
© the artist
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
Panel 10. Midnight Sun meets Imdeduya, the most beautiful woman he has ever seen. She is not the woman of the moons, but Midnight Sun falls in love and marries her. His quest is over and in the matrilineal tradtion he settles to live at Muruwa on her land. The panel was beautifully carved in deep relief with traditional and transitional designs which tells a Massim mythological story.