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House Post

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Object Number:
67-5-135
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Solomon Islander
Provenience:
Solomon Islands
Santa Ana, Solomon Islands
Date Made:
1966
Early Date:
1966
Late Date:
1966
Section:
Oceanian
Materials:
Wood
Pigment
Shell
Technique:
Carved
Painted
Description:
Canoe house type. Human figure, crouched behing shield; fish and scrolls above, drawn figures below. Iconography: figure represents wakiwakimanu (cf: 67-5-133) in fighting stance. (This type of shield not used in the eastern Solomons.) Carving insipired by post in canoe house at Natagera Village. CarveR: reresimae, Natagera. Commissioned by W. Davenport, completed Oct 1966.
Length:
230cm
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. 11
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