|Current Location:||Collections storage|
Santa Ana, Solomon Islands
|Credit Line:||William Kohler Expedition; William H. Davenport, 1967|
Carved figure of mythical shark of the iri species holding human figure in jaws. Detachable dorsal and pectoral fins. Chamber for bones in one side. Stained black, with shell inlay and painted dorsal and ventral fin spines. Represents the man Okua, who was killed by a shark off Santa Ana about 1946-1948. Carver: Tarofinmana, of Natagera, Santa Ana.
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