Canoe Bow Ornament
Santa Ana, Solomon Islands
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.
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. 17
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