In pre-Christian Fiji, bowls in the form of a flying duck were an important element of a priest's ritual equipment. Scholars have disagreed about their precise use, but they were probably used to serve a ritual drink.
1970s, acquired in Fiji by Dr. Solange Skinner; 2009, gift of Dr. Skinner to the MFA. (Accession date: November 18, 2009)
Gift of Governor Carlton Skinner and Solange Skinner