University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameApira
Object Number: 67-5-39
Current Location: Out on loan
Provenience: Santa Catalina
Solomon Islands
Height: 44cm
Length: 277cm
Width: 47cm
Credit Line:William Kohler Expedition; William H. Davenport, 1967
Other NumberB33 - Other Number


Two ends of bowl carved in sail fish heads with double scrolls underneath. Nautilus shell inlay panels along rim. Bowl used to deliver food to honored guest at commemorative ceremonies (murina). Inscribed on one side underneath central decorated panel, Awote Manitogna "few to paddle." Carvers: Rasia and Farunga of Santa Catalina Is. for Qogoaira of Gapuna Village, Santa Ana.


[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. 13 (top)View Objects related to this Bibliographic Reference

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