Object photography

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Object description

  • Fijian artist
  • Kali bitu vonotabua (headrest), 19th century
  • Bamboo, coconut fiber, sperm whale ivory, metal
  • Fiji (Viti)
  • Gift of Mrs. William Denny Sargent, 1960
  • E37183

DESCRIPTION

This delicately created kali bitu vonotabua (headrest) is made out of bamboo with three wooden legs, one on one side and two on the other. The work is ornamented with inlaid ivory in shapes of points and stars.