Accession No

1918.213.40


Description

Clay cooking pot.


Place

Oceania; Polynesia; Fiji


Period


Source

Gordon, Arthur Charles Hamilton [collector]; Gordon.George.Arthur.Maurice.Hamilton [donor]; Stanmore.Lord


Department

Anth


Reference Numbers

1918.213.40; MAA: 1918.213.40; Z 3634


Cultural Affliation


Material

Ceramic (fired); Pottery


Local Term


Measurements


Events

Description (CMS Description)
Clay Cooking Pot
Event Date 17/7/1987
Author: maa


Context (CMS Context)
The Fiji catalogue reference cards have the following entries: " Extract from register 1918.213.1-74: Additions to the Gordon Collections presented by George A.H. Gordon and collected by his father during his governorship of Fiji from September 1875 till January 1880. (Sir A.H.Gordon was Governor of Fiji from September 1875 till January 1880. F.J.H)." " Confirm Minutes of the Cambridge Antiquarian Society 18 October 1883, and Accessions Register" . There are two cards referring to this item, one a card bearing a Z -accession number and cataloguing the individual item, and one card bearing the accession numbers 1918.213.32-49. The latter reads: " 18 earthenware vessels of various forms" and gives the box number: " 12.C.2" Found: From Red House (family residence); Exhibited: Old Show Case Number 15 (15/98); Collected by: Gordon.Sir.Arthur.Hamilton- in ? 1875
Event Date 17/7/1987
Author: maa


Context (CMS Context)
Photographed by Mark Adams, 23/2/2010
Event Date 23/2/2010
Author: Lucie Carreau


Description (CMS Description)
Pot of glazed ceramic. Globular in shape. The top provided with a 9 cm diameter opening, the edge of which is decorated with raised dots. The shoulder is decorated with geometrical incisions (chiselled dots and triangles) forming a network of zigzags and triangles. In addition, there are seven raised motifs consisting of a U shape with an extra branch in the centre, reminiscent of the end of a leba fruit or a bird's footprint. The bottom half of the pot is undecorated. The transition between the decorated and undecorated parts of the pot is marked with raised dots (some chipped).
Event Date 8/1/2013
Author: maa


Context (CMS Context)
Labels & inscriptions: A rectangular cream label pasted to the object reads [printed in black ink:] 'Z-3634'. 'Z.3634' inscribed in white ink on the bottom of the pot and on the side. '1918.213.40' also inscribed in white ink on the side.
Event Date 8/1/2013
Author: Lucie Carreau


Context (CMS Context)
Catalogue card 1 reads [handwritten in blue pen:] '1918.213 (32-49) MELANESIA. FIJI. 18 earthenware vessels of various forms. G. A. M. Hamilton Gordon. 2nd Baron Stanmore. (See 1st card).' [stamped in red ink:] 'CUMAA 16 JUL 1987 TRANSCRIBED'. On the back of the card [in blue pen:] '32 - ; 33 lg. pot in shape of canoe (no. no.); 34 lg pot in shape of canoe (no. no.); 35 - ; 36 - ; 37 - ; 38 hanging clay water pot; 39 Z 3638 cooking pot; 40 Z 3634 covering pot; 41 - ; 42 water pot; 43 - ; 44 - ; 45 Z 3547 double container each part turtle shape; 46 - ; 47 Z 3540 in shape of turtle; 48 (no other no.) in shape of 3 joined oranges; 49 (no other no.) in shape of 3 joined oranges.' Black and white photographs of 1918.213.34, 1918.213.42 and 1918.213.49 stapled to the back of the card.
Catalogue card 2 reads [stamped:] 'Z 2624 FIJI'. [typed:] 'Cooking pot of clay. A. H. Gordon circa 1875.' [added in pencil:] 'From Red House (family residence)' and '1918-213-40'. [in pencil in the bottom left corner:] '15/98'. [stamped in the bottom right corner:] 'SHOW CASE NUMBER 15'. [stamped in black ink:] 'CUMAA 17 JUL 1987 TRANSCRIBED'. A small round red sticker pasted to the front of the card.
Catalogue card 3 reads [handwritten in black ink:] 'Z. 3634. Cooking pot of clay. A. H. Gordon Circa 1875. Show Case Number 15'. [added in pencil:] 'From the 'red House' Colln (family residence)'. [in pencil in the bottom left corner:] '15/98'.
Catalogue card 4 reads [handwritten in black pen:] 'Z 3634. FIJI. COOKING POT. VON HUGEL COLLN 1875.' [added in red pen:] 'DUPLICATE CARD. ORIGINAL NOT FOUND 11-9-03'. A black and white photograph of the object stapled to the card.
Event Date 8/1/2013
Author: Lucie Carreau


Context (CMS Context)
Exhibited: 'Chiefs & Governors: Art and power in Fiji', Cambridge MAA, 7 June 2013 - 19 April 2014.
Event Date 25/4/2014
Author: Remke van der Velden


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