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Solomon Islands Inlaid Bowl

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The sea and its creatures have always played a predominant role in the life of the Solomon Islanders. Marine motifs on ceremonial objects such as bowls allude to various sea spirits, which can appear in either threatening or benevolent manifestations. Spirits in the shape of the highly prized...

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Credit Line

Gift of William E. and Bertha L. Teel

Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea,

Dimensions

91.44 x 10.16 x 23.49 cm (36 x 4 x 9 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1996.399

Medium or Technique

Wood, shell inlay

Collections

Africa and Oceania

Classifications

Vessels