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Object Number: 67-5-125
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Santa Ana, Solomon Islands
Solomon Islands
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Wood
Pigment
Shell
Length: 246cm
Credit Line:William Kohler Expedition; William H. Davenport, 1967
Other NumberP2 - Other Number

Description

Janus image of a dog with inlaid shell eyes; incised frigate bird above, low relief coconut crab below. Post used in canoe house and for the worship of the deity Waiwori. Carver: Faruara of Natagara for Rapitarau, carved in 1940s


Bibliography:

[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. 22View Objects cited in this Publication

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