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Nose Ornament

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


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.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Year of Data - Living with the Sea: Charting the Pacific (28 Aug 2020) View Objects in Exhibition


[Article] Davenport, William H. 1968. "Sculpture of the Eastern Solomons". Expedition: The Magazine of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 10. no. 2. pg. 4-25 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 19 (middle left)View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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