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Water Carrier (Object)

Object Number:2003-32-250
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Society Islands
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Coconut
Coconut Fiber
Wood
Height: 14.3 cm
Width: 15 cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Philadelphia Commercial Museum (also known as the Philadelphia Civic Center Museum), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2003
Other Number:1994.X.11540 - Other Number
13242 - Other Number
CIVIC1994.X.11540 - Other Number

Description

Water carrier. Coconut shell with hole in top, second hole for carrying cord. Remains of coconut fiber cord and bamboo (?) stopper (broken - only half present). The coconut fiber rope is braided Society Islands style. "Colonie de Tahiti 13242 / . . . de Exposant Colonie . . . .gargoulette" Exhibited at l'Exposition universelle de Paris 1900.

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