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Feast Bowl

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Native Name:
Apira
Object Number:
67-5-39
Current Location:
Out on loan
Provenience:
Santa Catalina
Solomon Islands
Section:
Oceanian
Materials:
Wood
Shell
Pigment
Description:
Two ends of bowl carved in sail fish heads with double scrolls underneath. Nautilus shell inlay panels along rim. Bowl used to deliver food to honored guest at commemorative ceremonies (murina). Inscribed on one side underneath central decorated panel, Awote Manitogna "few to paddle." Carvers: Rasia and Farunga of Santa Catalina Is. for Qogoaira of Gapuna Village, Santa Ana.
Height:
44cm
Length:
277cm
Width:
47cm
Credit Line:
William Kohler Collection, collected by William H. Davenport
Other Number:
B33   -   Other Number

Bibliography:

[Article] Davenport, William H. 1968. "Sculpture of the Eastern Solomons". Expedition. 10 (2): 4-25. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 13
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