Oceanic Art - Barava, Western Solomon Islands

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Western Solomon Islands
Giant clam shell
Early 20th century

4 7/8" (12.4 cm) high, 4.25" (10.7 cm) wide, 3/8" (1 cm) thick

These small carved shell ornaments were attached to the outside of a chiefly skull house as they symbolize authority and wealth. Ref. Oceanic Art, Anthony Meyer, pg. 384


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