Two Monarchy-Era Bowl Lids, Hawaiian Islands
Wood, probably koa
diameters 6 5/8in (17cm) and 6 7/8in (17.8cm)
The lid with the larger finial has the Crown, motto, and King Kalakaua's monogram brand. According to Jenkins (1989; p. 174), "This brand was burned into each turned wooden bowl and cover given to Kalakaua on his fiftieth birthday in 1886. On all pieces, both the underside of the lid and the bottom of the bowl carried the brand."
African, Oceanic and Pre-Columbian Art
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