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Predicate Object 1936 1936-01-01T00:00:00.000Z 1936-12-31T00:00:00.000Z 1936.295 Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 1936.295, 24068; 150 Kiribati 2002-06-21T00:00:00.000Z 1 2021-03-03T23:41:44.495Z Kiribati Pacific Collection Access Project 35 Food and Feasting/- PACIFIC SUBJECTS - Woodwork/- PACIFIC SUBJECTS - Carving/- PACIFIC SUBJECTS - Te kumete. Wooden receptacle. This is a carved wooden bowl. It has been made from itai wood (Calophyllum inophyllum). It has an oval rim and is low in height with a complete concaved exterior. Two small circular nodes have been carved out from the top rim and are positioned opposite each other. A furrow has been carved along the node's surface. Either side of this furrowed node are two short cracks from the rim down. A circular cavity features under the opposite node upon the exterior. The interior of the kumete shows braised markings that could define a rasping tool that was used in shaping and filing the kumete. Its surface area is smooth and overall tone is that of a tan brown. There are small cavities spread out across the interior and exterior of the kumete. Te kumete
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