- Registration number
- Item name
- Carved animal
- Indigenous name
- gi lopala
- Associated cultural group
- Pacific > Papua New Guinea > Western Province > Middle Fly District > Kimama village
- Gogodala Cultural Centre
- Acquisition date
- October 23, 1980
- Acquisition method
- Purchased from Gogodala Cultural Centre
- Raw material
- wood, paint, cassowary feather (Casuarius sp), wax, abrus seed (Abrus sp), cane, string
- H: W: 250 mm L: 1835 mm D: Circum:
Carved representation of an eel devouring a clan father; decorated with abrus seeds and cassowary feathers.
Eel effigy made in 1980 displayed during the gi maiyata ritual. It represents an eel named Suliki devouring a clan father. Tauta Gweya clan pattern of Awala clan, Paiya moiety.
From the UQ Anthropology Museum exhibition 'Double Up: Pasifika Treasures from the UQ Anthropology Museum' curated by Diana Young with Jane Willcock, 5 February - 9 April 2010.