This carving recreates the ancient story of Okuo, a tribal ancestor, who was killed by a shark. This legend is often carved into small caskets to hold the bones of dead heroes in the custom house.

The piece is carved from a light wood (alstonia scholaris) and darkened with a mixture of charcoal and parinarium nut paste, and inlaid with mother of pearl.

Acquired from the Solomon Islands National Museum in Honiara, Guadalcanal.

20.5"L x 2"W x 5.25"H

SHARK SWALLOWING MAN AND CANOE - SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS - SOLOMON ISLANDS

SKU: 143
$1,295.00Price