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Name/Title Bowl
Primary Maker Vitou
Production Date Circa 1920
Classification Bowl, Decorative/Knickknack/Decorative Furnishings/Household Accessories/02 Furnishings/Nomenclature
Department Ethnology
Brief Description Simple bowl made out of Rongo wood and stained black. It has projecting lugs on either end which serve as handles. The seller of the bowl was reportedly one of last tattooed women left in the village on Santa Ana where it was acquired by Hirini Moko Mead in 1973. It is believed to have been made approximately in the 1920s, by a carver named Vitou.
Measurements 125 x 335 x 156mm HxWxD
Media/Materials Wood and pigment
Production Place Solomon Islands
Generic Origin Melanesian/Oceania
Collection Mead Collection/Solomon Island/Ethnology
Accession Date 1973
Credit Line Collection Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato
Accession No 1973/49/40
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