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Object Number:
67-5-131
Current Location:
Out on loan
Provenience:
Santa Ana, Solomon Islands
Solomon Islands
Section:
Oceanian
Materials:
Wood
Pigment
Description:
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, Stanta Ana, for W. Davenport.
Length:
199cm
Credit Line:
William Kohler Collection, collected by William H. Davenport
Other Number:
P9   -   Other Number

Bibliography:

[Article] Davenport, William H. 1968. "Sculpture of the Eastern Solomons". Expedition. 10 (2): 4-25. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 9
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