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Chiroro simi tangla (Two men and two birds)

earth pigments on wood, shell, human hair
206.0 × 17.7 × 16.5 cm
Place/s of Execution
Lakavil village, Tatau Island, Tabar Islands, New Ireland Province, Papua New Guinea
Accession Number
Pacific Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 2006
� 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
The columnar sculpture comprises of two figures in frontal pose that dramatically surmount each other, each holding a bird with wings outstretched.