University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:67-33-16
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Solomon Islands
Santa Ana, Solomon Islands
Maworo
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Cone Shell
Height: 1.6 cm
Width: 3.7 cm
Outside Diameter:3.7 cm
Credit Line:Solomon Islands Expedition, William H. Davenport, 1967
Other Number:16 - Field Number

Description

Partially-ground bisected disc of large conus shell (meta). These half-round discs are used as inlay pieces on bonito canoes and occasionally on ritual offering bowls and very large feast vessels. Excavated by W.H. Davenport in 1966.


Bibliography:

[Article] Davenport, William H. Oct 1972. "Preliminary Excavations on Santa Ana Island, Eastern Solomon Islands". Archaeology and Physical Anthropology in Oceania. Vol. VII, No. 3. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 171 (d) and Fig. 1CView Objects related to this Actual Citation

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