- Museum number
Human standing figure holding a turtle, of wood, blackened by smoke
Height: 39 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Register reads:
Old official label (Despatching Office. From British Solomon Islands) reads on reverse:
Figure / New Georgia
Kenneth Roga of Ranongga (2006) identified this as a net float, carved in Roviana style, probably for a big net for turtle, dolphin, dugong etc, but evidently kept in the smoke of a fire so probably kept in a fishing shrine (inaru) to represent a fishing ancestor spirit.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Register reads, for Oc1927.73 to Oc 1927.114:
10-12-27 Given by C. M. Woodford Esq. C. M. G.
Charles Woodford visited and resided in Solomon Islands between 1888 and 1914, first as a naturalist, later as the first British Resident Commissioner.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
CDMS number: Oc1927C3.86 (old CDMS no.)