University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameApira
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
Height: 15cm
Length: 67cm
Width: 20cm
Credit Line:William Kohler Expedition; William H. Davenport, 1967

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.


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. 6, No. 3View Objects cited in this Publication

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