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Kitu Qele

Object / Artefact › Pacific/Ethnology
  • Other titles
    Water vessel (English)
  • Description
    Kitu Qele. Water jar of a spherical shape made from low-fired qele (clay) with main orifice at the top of the form with 4-armed handle from top of i gaga (spout) opening. A second i gaga towards middle of the kitu. Mottled colours; yellow, brown, dark. Magimagi cord for suspension, around the spout. Somuna (raised bumps of qele) along circumference and decorative incisions applied to the top half of the vessel.
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Kitu qele, 11819, Photographed by Andrew Hales, digital, 21 Feb 2017, Cultural Permissions Apply
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  • Credit
    Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 11819
  • Place
  • Culture
  • Production
    Unknown (maker)
    Pre 1870
  • Signature/marks
    1189E  (handwritten)
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  • Dimensions
    • 0 - Whole height : 240mm
    • 0 - Whole diameter : 250mm
  • Record created
    25 March 2003

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