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Archaeological records show that the Solomon Islands were first settled by humans in 3400 BP. The peoples of the Solomon Islands are not a unified social group and fighting between neighboring villages was especially common. Ceremonial practices, most notably headhunting, are particularly...

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Provenance

Hurst Gallery, Cambridge, MA; sold by Hurst Gallery to Geneviève McMillan, Cambridge, MA; gift of McMillan to MFA. (Accession Date June 17th, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of Geneviève McMillan in memory of Reba Stewart

Solomon Islands, 20th century

Object Place

Solomon Islands

Dimensions

Overall: 53.3 x 9 cm (21 x 3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

2009.2651

Medium or Technique

wood

Collections

Africa and Oceania

Classifications

Warfare, hunting, & fishing, Axes, Maces, Clubs