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Object Number: 67-5-121
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Santa Ana, Solomon Islands
Solomon Islands
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Shell
Length: 4.9cm
Width: 5.1cm
Credit Line:William Kohler Expedition; William H. Davenport, 1967

Description

Of tridacna shell. Same as 67-5-85: unfinished, and broken because man for whom it was being made died. Given by Mafinisau of Gupunak who received it from his mother kaqa who inherited it from her Mo. Name of man for whom it was being made not known. Bird head motif is frigate bird, also bottom has frigate bird tail design.


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. 19View Objects cited in this Publication

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