University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 18221
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Solomon Islander
Provenience: Solomon Islands
Date Made: Before 1875
Early Date: 1850
Late Date: 1875
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Wood
Shell
Pigment
Technique:Carved
Height: 58.5cm
Width: 22cm
Credit Line:Gift of William Pepper, 1891

Description

Female figure on flat round base, holding a large cup on her head, White shell eyes, stretched earlobes (originally for ear plugs?), incised scarification patterns on torso, upper arms and face. Painted black, with white lime (now mostly missing) in incised designs on figure and cup.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Discovering the Past: Highlights from the University Museum (IBM) (20 Jun 1989 - 20 Aug 1989)View Objects in Exhibition
Loan Exhibition - Objects Used in Religious Ceremonies, and Charms and Implements For Divination (16 Apr 1892)View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Linton, Ralph & Wingert, Paul S. 1946. Arts of the South Seas. : Page/Fig./Plate: p.181View Objects cited in this Publication
[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. 5View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Kaeppler, Adrienne L., et al. 1997. Oceanic Art. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 453View Objects cited in this Publication

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