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These kinds of figures are usually placed at the entrances to hamlets as 'otofono to protect the hamlet from sorcery, wild spirits, and other threats. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego, La Jolla, 92093-0175 (https://lib.ucsd.edu/sca) This digital image is a surrogate of an item from the Roger M. Keesing Papers (MSS 427) - Roll 75, Item 2. [Title, Date]. Roger Keesing Papers. MSS 427. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego. [Digital Object URL]
Kwaio (Solomon Islands people) Men Portraits Clothing and dress Sculpture Buildings Solomon Islands Pacific Islands Malaita (Solomon Islands) Oceania Melanesia