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Kwebwaga, Kiriwana, Trobriand Islands, Papua New Guinea 1957 – 2013

Bwetuva. 1975 Title Notes: 'MDD' inscribed on lower right of work corresponds to title 'Bwetuva' on floorsheet from 1975 exhibition.
Place made: Port Moresby, National Capital District, Papua New Guinea
Creation Notes: This work was exhibited in a 1975 exhibition.
Materials & Technique: prints, woodcut, printed in black ink, from one block Support: medium-weight smooth orange wove paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark.
Edition State: published state
Impression: 9/20
Edition: edition of 20

Primary Insc: signed lower right below image in black pencil, 'Martin Morububuna'. not dated. not titled.
Secondary Insc: inscribed lower right below image in black pencil, 'MDD 9/20'.
Tertiary Insc: no inscriptions.
Dimensions: printed image 57.8 h x 40.1 w cm sheet 63.3 h x 51.0 w cm
Cat Raisonné: PIAP | png.279 | impression
Acknowledgement: Purchased 2016
Accession No: NGA 2016.385
Subject: Papua New Guinea, Art style: Contemporary, From 1968
  • Purchased by Vicki and William Walshe, from the National Arts School, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, 1975.
  • Purchased by the National Gallery of Australia, from Vicki and William Walshe, Cammeray, NSW, 2016.