Bowl

Production date
Unknown
Country
Solomon Islands
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Description
Wooden bowl, black, inlaid with nautilus shell. Has two curving handles at each end and a round foot of the same material.
Classification
CH classification INDIGENOUS CULTURES Melanesian & South Sea Islander bowl wood
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Measurements
L325 x W137 x H110 mm
Media/Materials description
Wood, Nautilus Shell.
History and use
This bowl from the Solomon Islands features a nautilus shell inlay design. Many bowls like this depict birds in some way, linking with ancestral and/or totemic spirits and with stories.
Registration number
E6124

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