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Object Number: 67-5-131
Current Location: Out on loan
Provenience: Santa Ana, Solomon Islands
Solomon Islands
Length: 199cm
Credit Line:William Kohler Expedition; William H. Davenport, 1967
Other NumberP9 - Other Number


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.


[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. 9View Objects cited in this Publication

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