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Object Number: 67-5-69
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Santa Ana, Solomon Islands
Solomon Islands
Length: 89cm
Width: 18cm
Outside Diameter:24cm
Credit Line:William Kohler Expedition; William H. Davenport, 1967


Made by Murisigaie of Gupuna Village on commission from W.H.D. Motif is of a sea bird holding a small fish in beak. This is a unique mortar because of the deisgn. Most of the household mortars of this type are plain.


[Article] Davenport, William H. 1968. "Sculpture of the Eastern Solomons". Expedition: The Magazine of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. 10 (2): 4-25. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 20View Objects cited in this Publication

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