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Canoe Bow Ornament

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Object Number:
67-5-45
Current Location:
Collections storage
Provenience:
Santa Ana, Solomon Islands
Solomon Islands
Section:
Oceanian
Materials:
Wood
Pigment
Description:
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.
Length:
68cm
Width:
8cm
Thickness:
3.5cm
Credit Line:
William Kohler Collection, collected by William H. Davenport
Other Number:
C15   -   Other Number

Bibliography:

[Article] Davenport, William H. 1968. "Sculpture of the Eastern Solomons". Expedition. 10 (2): 4-25. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 17
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