University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 67-5-130
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Solomon Islands
Santa Ana, Solomon Islands
Length: 214cm
Credit Line:William Kohler Expedition; William H. Davenport, 1967
Other NumberP1 - Other Number


Iconography: half-man, half-shark figure holding human figure in jaws. Bonito fish and birds above. Fish design below. Inlaid with half-round conus shells (meta), stained black with white lime and red earth painted designs, inserted dorsal fins. Figure depicts myth of Karemanua, the best known religious story in the Eastern Solomons. Carver: Nimanima of Gupuna Village. Completed Jan. 1965. Commissioned by W. Davenport. Post of the type and size used in commemorative feast house (ruma tura)


[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. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 11 (right)View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Dallas Museum of Art. 1970. Arts of Oceania. Actual CitationView Objects related to this Actual Citation

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