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Figure of Sea God, “Ngorieru”

Solomon Islands
19th–20th century

Object Place: Solomon Islands


Overall: 16.5 x 8.9 cm (6 1/2 x 3 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Tortoise shell

Not On View


Decorative arts


By 1995, sold by J.J. Klejman (dealer; b. 1906 – d. 1995), New York and Washington, DC, to Leo and Lillian Fortess, Honolulu, HI; by descent, through the Fortess Family Limited Partnership, to their son, Eric Fortess, Newton, MA; 2016, gift of Eric and Esther Fortess to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 28, 2016)

Credit Line

Gift of Eric and Esther Fortess in memory of Leo and Lillian Fortess