Painted panel (panggal)

Painted panel (panggal)
view: front

Panel made from the spathe of the sago palm. It has painted on it a bilaterally symmetrical phytomorphic pattern in yellow, black, red and white

Painted panels such as this are often combined with other similar panels to create a larger, highly vibrant effect, decorating a wall or roof in the form of an interior cladding. The Ambunti court house, built in 1974, is a classic example of this effect and has panels remarkably similar to this example.
Object details
Type of object: Panel
Type category: Visual work
Material: Pigment, Sago spathe
Width: 74 cm
Height: 30 cm
Depth: 0 cm
Style/Period: Unknown/unspecified
Date range: -
Discovery site: Unknown/unspecified
Personal name: -
Role: -
Culture: Kwoma
Record data
Artworld id: 20285
Current accession number: 7
Former accession number: 2
Credit line: -
Recorded by: Peter Evans
Record date: Sat, 15th Mar 2008
Copyright: Copyright© by the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, UEA, Norwich, 2002. All Rights reserved