Water container

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Registration number
40098
Item name
Water container 
Category
Container
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
 
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Pacific > Fiji
Map
Collector
Professor D. W. McElwain 
Acquisition date
August 16, 1996 
Acquisition method
Donated by Professor D. W. McElwain 
Dimensions
H: W: L: D: Circum:

Description

Item 40098 is roughly hemispherical and overall 165mm high and 150mm wide. The pottery vessel is enclosed except at the top there is a small protruding spout at one end, 20mm in diameter, and a larger protruding spout 40mm in diameter in the middle. The surfaces are decorated with botanical motifs in the pottery, and the glossy appearance is from a vegetable gum smeared on the outside to waterproof the container.

Research notes

Professor McElwain states pottery items 40097, 40098 and 40099 were bought in Fiji, as children's drinking vessels.

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