Arts of the Pacific Islands
late 19th or early 20th century
3 x 15 3/4 x 7 in. (7.6 x 40 x 17.8 cm) (show scale)
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Purchased with funds given by The Evelyn A. Jaffe Hall Charitable Trust
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Bowl, late 19th or early 20th century. Wood, lime, 3 x 15 3/4 x 7 in. (7.6 x 40 x 17.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Purchased with funds given by The Evelyn A. Jaffe Hall Charitable Trust, 76.1.20. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 76.1.20_bw.jpg)
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Human faces are incised on opposite ends of the bowl's exterior. Their dance headdresses (oa balam) extend the entire length of the base. At the center is incised a "yabo" motif.
Condition: Good. Some surface wear. Traces of white color (lime) in the incisions.
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