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bowl
Wooden bowl. Cook Islands. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: Ms. Emma Furno
 
Summary:
H000312 - 26/2/1895, bowl, , Manihiki, , Cook Islands, Pacific
Item Name:
bowl
Label:
This wooden bowl (kuete or kumete roroa) may have originated in Manihiki Island in the Cook Islands. The accompanying letter states that it was "used for handing round the living human blood drawn from the sacrifice in the old bygone cannibal days". The bowl is supposed to have been collected in the Cook Islands by Captain Cook on his second or third Pacific voyage and given by him to Sir Joseph Banks. After Banks' death his collection eventually passed to the London art dealer, John Calvert, who sold some of it to the New South Wales Government which then donated it to the Museum in 1895.
Keywords:
food
domicile
Region:
Manihiki
Country:
Cook Islands
Collection Area:
Pacific
Museum Department:
Anthropology
Registration Date:
26/02/1895
Registration Number:
H000312
Associated Stories:
Banks collection - history of acquisition
Images
1:
Wooden bowl. Cook Islands. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: Ms. Emma Furno
2:
Wooden bowl. Cook Islands. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: Ms. Emma Furno
3:
H312- Carved wooden bowl. Cook Islands. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Photography Dept - Paul Ovenden
4:
Wooden bowl. Cook Islands. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: Ms. Emma Furno