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Object Number: 67-5-45
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Santa Ana, Solomon Islands
Solomon Islands
Length: 68cm
Width: 8cm
Thickness: 3.5cm
Credit Line:William Kohler Expedition; William H. Davenport, 1967
Other NumberC15 - Other Number


Subtype: paru (because decorated with meta and reoreo). Shell pieces now missing, also nago matanga because it is split longitudinally. Atara tari (running deity) on forward edge. Came from canoe which was a memorial (murina agafua) for warrior whose bones were in the ossuary from which this carving was taken.


[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. 17View Objects cited in this Publication

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