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Saqa Tabua

Object / Artefact › Pacific/Ethnology
  • Other titles
    • Saqa drua (Fijian)
    • Water vessel (English)
  • Description
    Saqa Tabua. Double 'twin' container water vessel. Made from qele (clay) with Wa ni Tabua (crossover handle) with a hole cut out at the centre top. An orifice is on the centre-top of a container, with an i gaga (pouring spout) on the end of a container. Somuna (decorative spots of applied qele) decorate the waist of the spherical containers, with single 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).
  • Place
  • Other Number
    2577, 12577
  • Accession date
  • Collection area
  • Item count
  • Record richness


  • Credit
    Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 12577
  • Culture
  • Production
    Unknown (maker)
    Pre 1870
  • Signature/marks
    • 12577  (handwritten)
    • 2577.E.  (handwritten)
    • 2577  (handwritten)
    • PRES. F.J. Moss  (sticker)
    • Fiji  (sticker)
  • Consists of
  • Dimensions
    • height : 140mm
    • length : 124mm
    • width : 195mm
  • Record created
    19 May 2003

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