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Saqa Basaga

Object / Artefact › Pacific/Ethnology
  • Other titles
    Vessel (English)
  • Description
    Saqa Basaga. Water vessel made of qele (clay) with a 3-armed handle. Spherical in shape. Coated in makadre (resin from the Dakua tree). Hole in the centre-top of handle for suspension cord. Single orifice near centre-top with i gaga (pouring spout) at waist of vessel. The arms of the handle are decorated with protrusions. Bands of decorative lines incised across upper areas. Somuna (decorative spots of applied qele) decorate the upper area and around waist. There is a band of slanted lines, below the row of somuna, around the waist. Light coloured markings visible across upper area.
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Saqa basaga, 12578, Photographed by Andrew Hales, digital, 21 Feb 2017, Cultural Permissions Apply
Saqa basaga, 12578, Photographed by Andrew Hales, digital,… … Read more


  • Credit
    Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 12578
  • Culture
  • Production
    Unknown (maker)
    Pre 1870
  • Signature/marks
    • 12578.E.  (handwritten)
    • 12578  (handwritten)
  • Consists of
    0 - Whole › clay
  • Dimensions
    • 0 - Whole diameter : 205mm
    • height : 240mm
  • Record created
    19 May 2003

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