Statue of a Divinity, Dukna

Nendö Island, Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands,
Para-Polynesia, 18th – 19th century
Wood, Great Oyster and Nerite shell, fiber bindings, grass;
height 16.8 cm

Fred Louis Jones, a trader on Santa Cruz Island
Harry G. Beasley, Chislehurst, England (paper label, printed Beasley Collection, inscribed in black ink New Hebrides Santa Cruz. 2855), acquired from the above on May 30, 1931
By descent from the above to his widow in 1939
Allen Frumkin, Chicago and New York, acquired from the above in the 1950s
By descent from the above
Sold by Heinrich Schweizer to a Private Collection, 2016


William Davenport, Santa Cruz Island Figure Sculpture, Philadelphia, 2005, pp. 214-215, pl. 53


Statue of Divinity, Dukna