[singlepic id=359 w=250 h=450 float=none]Pot, Saqaniwai
This water pot is the largest in MAA’s collection. It is decorated with bands of zigzags (tavatava) reminiscent of those found on clubs and priest’s dishes. The cross shapes near the neck may be Christian crosses, a motif that became incorporated into Fijian art from the mid-19th century.
Fiji. Collected by A. von Hügel, 1875-77. Z 3546