Collection Online
earth and natural pigments and synthetic polymer paint on sago palm petiole
106.6 × 64.5 cm
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
© 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
Keyava totem. The highly stylised painting depicts the 'face' or appearance of a group of carnival spirits who live in the underworld beneath a forest spring in low-lying country to the east of Washkuk Hills.