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Saqa Moli (Water vessel)

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Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira

Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira

Saqa. Water vessel. Made of qele (clay) with four containers and four arms. Coated with makadre (resin from the Dakua tree). Hole where arms meet at centre-top for suspension cord. Somuna (decorative spots of applied qele) decorate the centre-top. Protrusions decorate the arms. Zig zag lines incised along the upper areas of the containers. Somuna and a ridge around the waist. There is an orifice on a container with an i gaga (pouring spout) on another container.

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