- Museum number
Kava dish, bowl, with stemmed foot cut out of solid wood, decorated with diagonal lines on edges.
- Production date
- 19thC (before 1875)
Diameter: 31.50 centimetres
Height: 16 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Christy collection registration slip description, written in 1885?:
Kava dish, on high foot of dark brown wood, cut from a solid block, the foot in the form of a ring. Edge of bowl with incised diagonal lines.
'10. Kava or ih used by the priests Viti Levu. 1875. Sir Arthur H. Gordon.'
Shallow dishes raised on stands were reserved for the use of priests. A.vH.'
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2010 11 Nov-2011 27 Feb, London, Wellcome Trust, High Society
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- This is one of a number of objects, from various sources, received in an exchange with Baron A. v. Hugel of the Museum of Archaeology, Cambridge, 1885 (+2380-97). The objects offered in exchange came largely from A W Franks's collection. This item was collected by A H Gordon. See Christy Correspondence (File 'H')
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
CDMS number: Oc1885C2.2388 (old CDMS no.)