Out on loan
Santa Ana, Solomon Islands
Iconography: bonito canoe with mythical species of shark (iri) holding human figure in jaws. Carving depicts the myth of Waumauma, an important deity. Detachable dorsal fins and carve stem pieces. Stained black with shell inlay. Chamber for bones in one side of shark figure. Carver: Nimanima of Gupuna village, Santa Ana Is. Finished October 1966; commissioned by W. Davenport.
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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