Santa Ana, Solomon Islands
Ritual communion bowl (apira ni mwane). Bird body bowl, curved garfish underneath. This bowl used in the Waumwaumwa cult at Natagera. Carver: Piringimataua (deceased). Tutelary unknown. Compare with Illustration 98 in Bernatzik, Owa Raha (1936) which may be the same bowl - or this one is a replacement of that bowl.
William Kohler Expedition; William H. Davenport
[Article] Davenport, William H. 1968. "Sculpture of the Eastern Solomons". Expedition. 10 (2): 4-25.
: Page/Fig./Plate: p. 7
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