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Ritual Bowl

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Native Name:
Apira
Object Number:
67-5-1
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Solomon Islander
Provenience:
Solomon Islands
Santa Catalina
Date Made:
Before 1966
Early Date:
1936
Late Date:
1966
Section:
Oceanian
Materials:
Wood
Nautilus Shell
Conus Shell
Plant Fiber
Pigment
Technique:
Carved
Inlaid
Description:
Ritual communion bowl (apira ni mwane).Full carved fish and support scroll each end. An heirloom bowl, made of hard wood. Carver unknown. Bowl obtained from Mrs. Henry Kuper of Gupuna Village, Santa Ana Island.
Height:
15cm
Length:
67cm
Width:
20cm
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. 6
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