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Wooden vessel, low down on one side is a hole. Fibre cord threaded through a hole near the rim.
- Production date
- 18thC(late)-19thC(early) (before 1855)
Height: 6.50 inches
- Curator's comments
Description [typewritten] from Extracts from the British and Medieval Register 1757-1878, p.174:
49. Wood bucket, broken edge. H. 6 1/2 inches. Receptacle of offerings of the late King Tamehamatia. Surgeon W. Davis.
Registration slip in bound volume of Hawaiian slips: "Receptacle of offerings of the late King Tamehameha Sandwich Isles"
Old handwritten label: 'Receptacle of Offerings of the late King Tamehameha, Sandwich Islnds. Surg. Wm. Davis R.N.'
According to the slip Emerson thought the hole had been used to attach a smaller receptacle for fish-hooks.
- Not on display
- Several holes and cracks. Upper part of some of the rim missing. Cord frayed.
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Presented by Surgeon William Davis, R.N.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number