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Ritual Bowl

Native NameApira
Object Number:67-5-7
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Solomon Islands
Santa Catalina
Date Made: 1967
Early Date: 1967
Late Date: 1967
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Wood
Shell
Pigment
Height: 27 cm
Length: 83 cm
Width: 24.5 cm
Credit Line:William Kohler Expedition; William H. Davenport, 1967

Description

Ritual communion bowl (apira ni mwane). Parallel fish-head motif each end, human figure inside support scroll under fish head. Two kinds of inlay: small nautilus shell and half-round ground conus. Carver: Taki. Bowl made in 1967.

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