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House Post

Object Number:67-5-135
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Solomon Islander
Provenience: Solomon Islands
Santa Ana, Solomon Islands
Date Made: 1966
Early Date: 1966
Late Date: 1966
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Wood
Pigment
Shell
Technique:Carved
Painted
Length: 230 cm
Credit Line:William Kohler Expedition; William H. Davenport, 1967

Description

Canoe house type. Human figure, crouched behind shield; fish and scrolls above, drawn figures below. Iconography: figure represents wakiwakimanu (cf: 67-5-133) in fighting stance. (This type of shield not used in the Eastern Solomons.) Carving insipired by post in canoe house at Natagera Village. Carver: Reresimae, Natagera. Commissioned by W. Davenport, completed Oct 1966.

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. 11 (middle)View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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