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Ritual Bowl

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Native Name:
Apira
Object Number:
67-5-4
Current Location:
Collections storage
Provenience:
Solomon Islands
Santa Ana, Solomon Islands
Section:
Oceanian
Materials:
Wood
Shell
Pigment
Description:
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.
Height:
28.4cm
Length:
57.5cm
Width:
13cm
Credit Line:
William Kohler Collection, collected by William H. Davenport

Bibliography:

[Article] Davenport, William H. 1968. "Sculpture of the Eastern Solomons". Expedition. 10 (2): 4-25. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 7
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