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Santa Ana, Solomon Islands
Post of the type used in canoe houses. Iconography: human figure holding two porpoise under its arms and two bonito in its hands. Birds and fish above head; geometric designs below. Portions stained black with white and red-earth painted detials. Depicts Mara Kirio "porpoise transformation," a deity from the Arosi section of San Cristobal, where porpoise drives are frequently made for the teeth which are used as a currency. Carver: Sao of Natagera, Santa Ana, for W. Davenport.
William Kohler Expedition; William H. Davenport, 1967
[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. 9
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