Fiji Effigy Dish daveniyaqona

Fiji Effigy Dish - now in the collection of the Musée Barbier-Mueller, Geneva - image 1

Fijian peoples, Viti Levu Island, Fiji
Wood - vesi (Intsia bijuga)
First half 19th century
Height: 35.9 cm

Dr. Fordham, medical missionary (collected in situ, 1840-1850)
Private Collection, England (by descent from the above)
David Holzer, England
Entwistle, London
George Ortiz, Geneva
Entwistle, London
Musee Barbier-Mueller, Geneva [Inv. No. 5009]

Selected Exhibition History
5 June-4 October, 1998, Marseille, Musée d'Arts Africains, Océaniens, Amérindiens (MAAOA), Centre de la Vielle Charité, Arts des Mers du Sud dans les Collections du musée Barbier-Mueller: Insulinde, Mélanésie, Polynésie, Micronésie
19 March-24 August, 2008, Paris, Musée Jacquemart-André, Arts d’Afrique et d’Oceanie: Fleurons du musee Barbier-Mueller

Selected Publication History
Jean-Paul Barbier and Ingeborg Weber, Eds., Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, Geneva, 1987, pp. 132-133
Douglas Newton, Ed., Arts des Mers du Sud: Insulinde, Mélanésie, Polynésie, Micronésie, Munich, 1998, p. 321
Douglas Newton, Ed., Arts of the South Seas: Island Southeast Asia, Melanesia, Polynesia, Micronesia, Munich, 1999, p. 321
Laurence Mattet, Ed., Arts d’Afrique et d’Oceanie: Fleurons du musee Barbier-Mueller, Paris, 2007, pp. 354-355


Acquired from Entwistle by
Musée Barbier-Mueller, Geneva