University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Native NameApira
Object Number: 67-5-6
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Solomon Islands
Santa Ana, Solomon Islands
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Wood
Shell
Glass
Pigment
Height: 21.3cm
Length: 29.8cm
Width: 13.3cm
Credit Line:William Kohler Expedition; William H. Davenport, 1967

Description

Ritual communion bowl (apira ni mwane). From the Waumwaumwa cult of Natagera Village. Design of bowl is basic scroll (toutou): the ends of this bowl are similar to the bow pieces on some bonito canoes. This type of bowl is not common - only two in the group at Natagera. Carver: Aiwosuga.


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. 6View Objects cited in this Publication

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