- Museum number
Priest's bowl ('oil') made of wood, supported on four short legs carved out of solid red wood. Rim incised with patterns.
- Production date
- 19thC (1865)
Height: 5 centimetres
Width: 48.50 centimetres
Depth: 23.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Christy collection registration slip description, written in 1870?:
From Mbau, Fiji Islands, July 1865.
Flat shallow "Oil Bowl"
[added in different handwriting] used by priests.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- From a collection made in late July 1865 on a cruise of HMS Curacoa around the Pacific, which was divided among Maidstone Museum, the British Museum, the Pitt Rivers Museum and Exeter Museum.
Register slip reads:
Presd. by Julius L. Brenchley Esq 24.3.1870 (M.)
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
CDMS number: Oc1870C1.6539 (old CDMS no.)
Miscellaneous number: Oc1870C0324.87