Santa Ana, Solomon Islands
Ritual communion bowl (apira ni mwane). Full shark with bowl on top. Carver Taro of Natagera Village (deceased). Name of tutelary unknown. This bowl used in the Waumwaumwa cult. Shark figure on pedestal represents the transformation of the tutelary spirit (ataro).
William Kohler Collection, collected by 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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