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Bowl

2006.44.2077 (RS176179)

Description

Wood bowl, or umeke, with polished interior and exterior surfaces. From Hawaii, also referred to as "calabash." Two hourglass-shaped plugs have been inserted to hold together a cracked surface - a traditional method of repair. A small Hawaiian royal coat of arms has been affixed to the outer surface. Umeke are highly esteemed and are frequently passed down as family heirlooms.

Details

Maker
unknown
Location of origin
Hawaii, Pacific Island Group
Associated Building
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
Material
wood (plant material)
Object type
Household Accessory
Places
Hawaii (United States)
Descriptive terms
Bowl
bowls (vessels)
Hawaiian
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
4 1/4 x 4 (HxD), 8 7/8 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.2077
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
170430
Reference Notes
Bishop Museum Art Conservation Handout on museum website

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