Decorated with incised and raised motifs of snakes and fish, highlighted with lime.
Oval food bowls of all sizes are traded from Tami to the coastal areas to the west and north and are part of the Vitiaz Strait Trade System, which includes communities in the Markham Valley, New Britain, Siassi Island, Umboi Island, undertaking long canoe trips with a variety of trade goods, from obsidian and red ochre to pigs and clay pots. Many bowls can be found in the market at around 45-55cm long, whilst this is the largest type used in communal feasts at 88.5cm (almost 35in.) long.
Two mounting holes to base, side with crack.