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Object Number:
67-5-130
Current Location:
Collections storage
Provenience:
Santa Ana, Solomon Islands
Solomon Islands
Section:
Oceanian
Materials:
Wood
Pigment
Shell
Description:
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)
Length:
214cm
Credit Line:
William Kohler Collection, collected by William H. Davenport
Other Number:
P1   -   Other Number

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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[Book] Dallas Museum of Fine Arts. 1970. Arts of Oceania.
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