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bowl

human history

Images and documents

Artefact

  • Credit Line
    Collection of Auckland Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, 1929.32, 3565
  • Public Access Text

    Food bowls were carved in intricate low relief in wood with patterns of human faces and sometimes insects. Stylized human faces and parts of faces recur as motifs in elaborate surface patterns.

  • Cultural Origin
  • Primary Maker

     unknown (Maker)

  • Place
  • Date
    Unknown
  • Media/Materials
  • Measurement Reading

    95mm (This object was measured as part of a Light Sensitivity gallery survey, undertaken by Sabine Weik in G62 Pacific Masterpieces gallery, on 18.3.2015 (MPH 05/11/2015).)

    245mm (This object was measured as part of a Light Sensitivity gallery survey, undertaken by Sabine Weik in G62 Pacific Masterpieces gallery, on 18.3.2015 (MPH 05/11/2015).)

  • Classification
  • Last Update
    12 Sep 2023
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