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Nose Ornament

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Object Number:
67-5-121
Current Location:
Collections storage
Provenience:
Santa Ana, Solomon Islands
Solomon Islands
Section:
Oceanian
Materials:
Shell
Description:
Of tridacna shell. Same as 67-5-85: unfinished, and broken because man for whom it was being made died. Given by Mafinisau of Gupunak who received it from his mother kaqa who inherited it from her Mo. Name of man for whom it was being made not known. Bird head motif is frigate bird, also bottom has frigate bird tail design.
Length:
4.9cm
Width:
5.1cm
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. 19
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