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Predicate Object 1870 1870-01-01T00:00:00.000Z 1870-12-31T00:00:00.000Z Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 12576 Fijian 2003-05-19T00:00:00.000Z 1 2021-03-04T04:39:03.642Z Nai Yau Vakaviti - Na Ka Mareqeti Pacific Collection Access Project Fiji 35 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. Saqa Moli
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