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Saqa Moli

Object / Artefact › Pacific/Ethnology
  • Other titles
    Water vessel (English)
  • Description
    Saqa. Water vessel. Made of qele (clay) with four containers and four arms. Coated with makadre (resin from the Dakua tree). Hole where arms meet at centre-top for suspension cord. Somuna (decorative spots of applied qele) decorate the centre-top. Protrusions decorate the arms. Zig zag lines incised along the upper areas of the containers. Somuna and a ridge around the waist. There is an orifice on a container with an i gaga (pouring spout) on another container.
  • Place
  • Other Number
    11798
  • Accession date
    1870
  • Collection area
  • Item count
    1
  • Record richness
Saqa moli, 11798, Photographed by Andrew Hales, digital, 17 Feb 2017, Cultural Permissions Apply
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Artefact

  • Credit
    Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 11798
  • Culture
  • Production
    Unknown (maker)
    FijiMelanesiaPacific
    Pre 1870
    fired
    sculpted
  • Signature/marks
    11798.E.  (handwritten)
  • Consists of
    0 - Whole › clay
    earthenware
  • Dimensions
    • 0 - Whole length : 174mm
    • width : 177mm
    • depth : 125mm
  • Record created
    24 March 2003

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