Feast Bowl
Solomon Islands
Wood, Shell
Late 19th/Early 20th C.
27" L x 9" W x 9.5" W

Provenance:  Exhibited at the Fowler Museum, California, USA

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Of classic form with carved handles that imply stylized top finned mammals: porpoise, dolphin, shark etc, and hinting that the bowl is the mammal’s body.   At feasts, food is served in this type of specially decorated bowl, in addition to their use for offerings to personal spirits.