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Ritual Bowl

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Native Name:
Apira
Object Number:
67-5-6
Current Location:
Collections storage
Provenience:
Solomon Islands
Santa Ana, Solomon Islands
Section:
Oceanian
Materials:
Wood
Shell
Glass
Pigment
Description:
Ritual communion bowl (apira ni mwane). From the Waumwaumwa cult of Natagera Village. Design of bowl is basic scroll (toutou): the ends of this bowl are similar to the bow pieces on some bonito canoes. This type of bowl is not common - only two in the group at Natagera. Carver: Aiwosuga.
Height:
21.3cm
Length:
29.8cm
Width:
13.3cm
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. 6
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