Bowl

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

GUSN

GUSN-269747

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

Descriptive Terms

bowls (vessels)
wood (plant material)
Bowl, Libation

Inscription

"3.5/Ucluse" (Second part of handwritten note "Ucluse" unreadable)

Associated Building

Stephen Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Pacific Island Group

Dimensions

4 7/8 (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.3613

Places

Vanuatu