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Santa Ana, Solomon Islands
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.
William Kohler Expedition; William H. Davenport
[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. 20
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