University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 67-5-129
Current Location: Out on loan
Provenience: Santa Ana, Solomon Islands
Solomon Islands
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Wood
Shell
Pigment
Height: 80cm
Length: 323cm
Width: 33cm
Credit Line:William Kohler Expedition; William H. Davenport, 1967

Description

Iconography: bonito canoe with mythical species of shark (iri) holding human figure in jaws. Carving depicts the myth of Waumauma, an important deity. Detachable dorsal fins and carved stem pieces. Stained black, with shell inlay. Chamber for bones in one side of shark figure. Carver: Nimanima of Gupuna village, Santa Ana. Finished October 1966. Commissioned by W. Davenport.


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. 12 (middle)View Objects related to this Bibliographic Reference

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