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Ritual Bowl

Native NameApira
Object Number:67-5-3
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Solomon Islands
Santa Ana, Solomon Islands
Natagera
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Wood
Shell
Glass
Pigment
Height: 23 cm
Length: 46.3 cm
Width: 17.2 cm
Credit Line:William Kohler Expedition; William H. Davenport, 1967

Description

Ritual communion bowl (apira ni mwane). Full shark with bowl on top. Carver Taro of Natagera Village (deceased). Name of tutelary unknown. This bowl used in the Waumwaumwa cult. Shark figure on pedestal represents the transformation of the tutelary spirit (ataro).

Bibliography:

[Article] Davenport, William H. 1968. "Sculpture of the Eastern Solomons". Expedition: The Magazine of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 10. no. 2. pg. 4-25 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 7 (No. 13)View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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