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Catalog Number

CAS 1984-0008-0080   CAS 1984-0008-0080; Bowl
Category Pottery; Vessels
Object Name Bowl
Culture Polynesian: Tongan (?)
Global Region Oceania
Country Tonga
Other Geographic Data Island: Troluhad or Fotohaa
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1920-1925
Collection Name Rollo Beck Collection (South Pacific)
Materials Clay; Paint
Description Small round and shallow bowl with wide, flat base, rounded sides, inward curving rim, and wide mouth; Interior and exterior surfaces are scraped smooth and are undecorated except for band of very small fish arranged in single file that has been hand painted around upper side of bowl in colors of white, blue, black, and yellow; Printed in black lettering just below the painted band is "Flying Fish _ _ das" (Barbados?); Overall color of bowl is terra cotta.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 2.3, Thickness = 0.6, Rim Diam = 6.5, Max Diam = 8.4