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Object Number:
67-5-129
Current Location:
Out on loan
Provenience:
Santa Ana, Solomon Islands
Solomon Islands
Section:
Oceanian
Materials:
Wood
Shell
Pigment
Description:
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.
Height:
80cm
Length:
323cm
Width:
33cm
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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