Dish

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

GUSN

GUSN-269767

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

Descriptive Terms

dishes (vessels)
wood (plant material)
Dish

Inscription

"SB M9" (paper label attached with string)
"12" (written on back of object)

Associated Building

Original To Stephen Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Pacific Island Group

Object Type

Food Service T&E

Dimensions

8 3/8 x 21 1/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.3623

Reference Notes

http://research.calacademy.org/redirect?url=http://researcharchive.calacademy.org/research/anthropology/collections/index.asp&xAction=getrec&close=true&CollCtlgID=15375