- Registration number
- Item name
- Carved figure
- Indigenous name
- Kuai Maueha of Bellona
- Associated cultural group
- Pacific > Solomon Islands > Rennell and Bellona Province > Bellona Island
- Raw material
- wood; shell; putty nut (parinarium)
- H: 440 mm W: 240 mm L: D: 205 mm Circum:
Wood carving comprised of two groups of figures on a round base: on one side two small figures and one large head with eyes and teeth inlaid with mother-of-pearl; on the other side three horizontal rows of faces. Registration number 25494 marked with pen and tag.
Artist/maker attributed by David Akin. Place attributed by Graham Baines.
From the UQ Anthropology Museum exhibition ‘Solomon Islands: Re-enchantment and the Colonial Shadow’, a scholarly project curated by Diana Young in collaboration with research consultants Graham Baines, Annie Ross, Clive Moore and David Akin, August 2016 – June 2017.