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

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Gift of Geneviève McMillan in memory of Reba Stewart

Solomon Islands, 20th century

Object Place

Solomon Islands


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

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Medium or Technique



Africa and Oceania


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