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Saqa Moli

Object / Artefact › Pacific/Ethnology
  • Other titles
    Water vessel (English)
  • Description
    Saqa Moli. Water vessel made of qele (clay) with six spherical containers and six arms. Hole at the top (where arms meet) for suspension cord. One orifice near centre-top of a container and i gaga (pouring spout) near the top of another container. Three rows of somuna (decorative spots of applied qele) along the arms extending around the circumference of the waist of each container. Groove and ridge also across the circumference of each container. Incisions decorate the arms and upper areas of the spherical containers. Incisions decorate each arm and upper areas of each container. Outer surface coated with makadre (resin made from the Dakua tree). "2576" is written in white ink near on the base of container.
  • Place
  • Other Number
    12576
  • Accession date
    1870
  • Collection area
  • Item count
    1
  • Record richness
Saqa moli, 12576, Photographed by Andrew Hales, digital, 16 Feb 2017, Cultural Permissions Apply
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Artefact

  • Credit
    Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 12576
  • Culture
  • Production
    Unknown (maker)
    FijiMelanesiaPacific
    Pre 1870
    fired
    sculpted
  • Signature/marks
    • 2576  (handwritten)
    • 12576E  (handwritten)
  • Consists of
  • Dimensions
    • 0 - Whole length : 245mm
    • width : 210mm
    • depth : 118mm
  • Record created
    19 May 2003

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