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Mortar

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Native Name:
Bi
Object Number:
67-5-69
Current Location:
Collections storage
Provenience:
Santa Ana, Solomon Islands
Solomon Islands
Section:
Oceanian
Materials:
Wood
Description:
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.
Length:
89cm
Width:
18cm
Outside Diamater:
24cm
Credit Line:
William Kohler Collection, collected by William H. Davenport

Bibliography:

[Article] Davenport, William H. 1968. "Sculpture of the Eastern Solomons". Expedition. 10 (2): 4-25. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 20
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