Carved figure

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Registration number
25494
Item name
Carved figure 
Category
Sculpture/Carving
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
Kuai Maueha of Bellona  
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Pacific > Solomon Islands > Rennell and Bellona Province > Bellona Island
Map
Collector
Unrecorded 
Acquisition date
January 01, 1985 
Acquisition method
by Mr Paul McCamley 
Raw material
wood; shell; putty nut (parinarium)
Dimensions
H: 440 mm W: 240 mm L: D: 205 mm Circum:

Description

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.

Research notes

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.

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