Santa Ana, Solomon Islands
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.
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. 12
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