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Nose Ornament

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Object Number:
67-5-122
Current Location:
Collections storage
Provenience:
Santa Ana, Solomon Islands
Solomon Islands
Section:
Oceanian
Materials:
Shell
Description:
Of mangrove oyster shell. Motif is of fish, hence called tamono ni siale. Any mature man can wear this ordinary style. Given by Mafinisau of Gupuna. These are now out of fashion. (Similarity here to the motif of the Santa Cruz Island nose endant is obvious, although there it is conceived differently)
Length:
6.5cm
Width:
3.7cm
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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