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Saqa Tabua

Object / Artefact › Pacific/Ethnology
  • Other titles
    • Water vessel (English)
    • Saqa tabua (Fijian)
    • Saqa drua (Fijian)
  • Description
    Saqa Tabua. Double 'twin' container water vessel. Made from qele (clay) with Wa ni Tabua (crossover handle) with hole cut out at the centre top. There is a hole on the centre-top of container, and an i gaga (pouring spout) on the end of a container. Somuna (raised applique spots) decorate the waist of the spherical containers, with two rows extending across the centre-top of the spherical containers. Incisions decorate the handle and tops of the spherical containers. Outer surface coated with makadre (resin from the Dakua tree).
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Saqa ni wai, 11799, Photographed by Andrew Hales, digital, 16 Feb 2017, Cultural Permissions Apply
Saqa ni wai, 11799, Photographed by Andrew Hales, digital,… … Read more


  • Credit
    gift of Mr F I Moss, collection of Auckland Museum, 11799
  • Culture
  • Production
    unknown (maker)
    Pre 1870
  • Signature/marks
    11799.E.  (handwritten)
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  • Dimensions
    • height : 129mm
    • length : 133mm
    • width : 185mm
  • Record created
    24 March 2003

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