Collection Online
earth pigments on wood
47.5 × 155.5 × 7.5 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 11. A son is born and he is christened Yolina, a reincarnation of himself. But as time passes, a former lover of Imdeduya creates jealousy and doubts in her mind while the Midnight Sun is out fishing. Eventually she is seduced by his talk and Midnight Sun's marriage to Imdeduya is effectively over, with sorcery spells cast by Imdeduya to kill the Midnight Sun. The panel was beautifully carved in deep relief with traditional and transitional designs which tells a Massim mythological story.