- Museum number
Oil bowl (double) made of single piece of wood, standing on three short legs.
Height: 6.50 centimetres
Length: 41.50 centimetres
Width: 14.30 centimetres
- Curator's comments
Christy collection registration slip, 1869:
Small double bowl connected by a bar & standing on 3 short legs, at each end is a small triple projection. Cut out of a solid piece of heavy brown wood.
Such work in wood are used in Fiji to contain cocoa nut oil for anointing the body.
See 'Fiji & the Fijians' Vol. 1, p.77 & p.60 description of fancy & yaqona bowls, chiefly made for the priests.
Oil bowl. A.G [Arthur Gordon]
Stuck-on printed label, with handwritten numerals:
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
CDMS number: Oc1869C1.5505 (old CDMS no.)
Miscellaneous number: Oc1869C0722.16