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Object Number:
67-5-127
Current Location:
Collections storage
Provenience:
Santa Ana, Solomon Islands
Solomon Islands
Section:
Oceanian
Materials:
Wood
Shell
Pigment
Description:
Carved figure of mythical shark of the iri species holding human figure in jaws. Detachable dorsal and pectoral fins. Chamber for bones in one side. Stained black, shell inlay and painted dorsal and ventral fin spines. Represents the man Okua, who was killed by a shark off Santa Ana about 1946-1948. Carver: Tarofinmana, of Natagera, Santa Ana.
Height:
69cm
Length:
172cm
Width:
82cm
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. 12
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