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2006.44.3623 (RS161205)

Description

Boat-shaped carved dish or kava bowl, front has bands of carved edges and the back has a bracket with two holes for hanging. Carved from a solid piece of wood. From Fiji, Samoa or Tonga, used to hold kava. Kava is a drink used for sacred, ceremonial and social purposes throughout the Pacific Islands..

Details

Maker
unknown
Inscriptions
"SB M9" (paper label attached with string)
"12" (written on back of object)
Location of origin
Pacific Island Group
Associated Building
Original To Stephen Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
Material
wood (plant material)
Object type
Food Service T&E
Descriptive terms
Dish
Probably dishes (vessels)
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
8 3/8 x 21 1/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.3623
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
269767
Reference Notes
http://research.calacademy.org/redirect?url=http://researcharchive.calacademy.org/research/anthropology/collections/index.asp&xAction=getrec&close=true&CollCtlgID=15375

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