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Bowl

2006.44.3613 (RS160656)

Description

Double-pointed wooden kava bowl likely from Vanuatu, in an elongated oblong shape with pointed ends. The bowl is serrated along the pointed ends and the serrations run about a quarter of the way down each side of the bowl. The drinking of kava has important religous, ceremonial and cultural significance to many Pacific Island cultures.

Details

Maker
unknown
Inscriptions
"3.5/Ucluse" (Second part of handwritten note "Ucluse" unreadable)
Location of origin
Pacific Island Group
Associated Building
Stephen Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
Material
wood (plant material)
Object type
Ceremonial Artifact
Places
Vanuatu
Descriptive terms
Bowl, Libation
bowls (vessels)
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
4 7/8 (W) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.3613
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
269747

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