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Feast Bowl

Description

Feast bowl (umete), used to serve food at communal feasts, presented by Poaru, King of Atiu to Titaua, Moorea Island, Tahiti, carved from one piece of wood with four legs and tapering at one end, draining hole in base: Oceania, Polynesia, Cook Islands, Atiu, before 1870

Museum reference

A.1895.359

Collection

World Culture

Object name

Bowl

Production information

Unknown
Atiu, Cook Islands, Polynesia

Date

Pre 1870s

Style / Culture

Polynesian

Materials

Tamanu wood

Physical description

Tamanu wood (Calophyllum inophyllum)

Associations

Previous owner: Poaru, King of Atiu
Previous owner: Tetuanuireiaiteraiatea, Chieftainess of Haapiti
Haapiti, Moorea, Society Islands, French Polynesia, Polynesia

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