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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
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.
Height:
58.5cm
Width:
22cm
Credit Line:
Gift of William Pepper

Current & Past Exhibitions:

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

[Book] Linton, Ralph & Wingert, Paul S. 1946. Arts of the South Seas. : Page/Fig./Plate: p.181
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[Article] Davenport, William H. 1968. "Sculpture of the Eastern Solomons". Expedition. 10 (2): 4-25. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 5
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[Book] Kaeppler, Adrienne L., et al. 1997. Oceanic Art. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 453
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