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Natives Cooking Poi, Tahiti

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Inscription

Lower left artist's hand: Tahiti, Tautira, March, 1891. Ori-a-ori and his people cooking "poi" in the open oven - The bundles under wood contain poi. "Over the earth will be leaves, then earth as I wrote you." Poi is plantain or cocoanut; lower right: Should be spade against tree (with a sketch of the lower right corner of picture, cocoanuts.

Provenance

Lent by William Sturgis Bigelow, December 19, 1910. Returned February 6, 1911. Gift 1921

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

1891

Dimensions

Sheet: 33 x 21.5 cm (13 x 8 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.1433

Medium or Technique

Watercolor on paper

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Classifications

Watercolors