Santa Ana, Solomon Islands
Iconography: half-man, half-shark figure holding human figure in jaws. Bonito fish and birds above. Fish design below. Inlaid with half-round conus shells (meta), stained black with white lime and red earth painted designs, inserted dorsal fins. Figure depicts myth of Karemanua, the best known religious story in the Eastern Solomons. Carver: Nimanima of Gupuna Village. Completed Jan. 1965. Commissioned by W. Davenport. Post of the type and size used in commemorative feast house (ruma tura)
William Kohler Expedition; William H. Davenport, 1967
[Article] Davenport, William H. 1968. "Sculpture of the Eastern Solomons". Expedition: The Magazine of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. 10 (2): 4-25.
: Page/Fig./Plate: p. 11
[Book] Dallas Museum of Art. 1970. Arts of Oceania.
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