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18th/19th Century Priest's Oil Dish Fiji Islands

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18th / Early 19th Century Priest's Oil Dish, Sedreniwaiwai, Fiji Islands,, lg. 16 1/2, wd. 7 3/4. Provenance: see photo of original paper on bottom of item. Carved from the sacred vesi wood, dark-brown patina to the top surface, developed over years of use with scented coconut oil with which the priest anointed himself before invoking his god. For similiar item see: Bonham's African, Oceanic & Pre-Columbian Art New York
20 Nov 2012, lot 277 or Museum Victoria: Reg. Number: X14882
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18th/19th Century Priest's Oil Dish Fiji Islands

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Feb 02, 2014
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18th / Early 19th Century Priest's Oil Dish, Sedreniwaiwai, Fiji Islands,, lg. 16 1/2, wd. 7 3/4. Provenance: see photo of original paper on bottom of item. Carved from the sacred vesi wood, dark-brown patina to the top surface, developed over years of use with scented coconut oil with which the priest anointed himself before invoking his god. For similiar item see: Bonham's African, Oceanic & Pre-Columbian Art New York
20 Nov 2012, lot 277 or Museum Victoria: Reg. Number: X14882
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