University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Native NameUwo
Object Number: 67-5-64G
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Gupuna
Solomon Islands
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Wood
Stone
Peel
Iconography:Bird
Length: 97cm
Credit Line:William Kohler Expedition; William H. Davenport, 1967

Description

Floats with carved flags for catching flying fish with a gorge. These carved floats are kept in sacred canoe houses for use of men there. Carved by Taasi of Gupuna. "Mweo:" a species of sea bird (with magafe another of the important species that follow schools of tuna and bonito);


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: Back coverView Objects cited in this Publication

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