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Native NameApira
Object Number: 67-5-4
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Solomon Islands
Santa Ana, Solomon Islands
Height: 28.4cm
Length: 57.5cm
Width: 13cm
Credit Line:William Kohler Expedition; William H. Davenport, 1967


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.


[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. 7View Objects cited in this Publication

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