University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 29-58-42
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Solomon Islands
Southern Solomon Islands
Length: 116.5cm
Width: 14cm
Credit Line:Received from various sources, pre-1929


Of "paddle" type. The broad blade has incised on each face a conventionalized human head with tall rounded two-winged headdress. This is repeated towards the pointed butt, the headdress being triangular, and without the erect wings. Above this are two conjoined, strongly prognathous human heads, carved in the round and facing in opposite directions, For the latter, cf. Balfour in Man, 1905, No. 50.


[Book] Linton, Ralph & Wingert, Paul S. 1946. Arts of the South Seas. : Page/Fig./Plate: p.180View Objects cited in this Publication

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