Arts of the Pacific Islands
early 20th century
1 1/4 x 6 1/4 x 2 1/4 in. (3.2 x 15.9 x 5.7 cm) (show scale)
Gift of Marcia and John Friede and Mrs. Melville W. Hall
Oval, patinated wood cosmetic dish with band of low relief V's around exterior. Animal (crocodile?) head at one end and perforated form at the other.
From accession card:
Low, patinated wooden oval dish with band of low relief of concentric V's (filled with dull encrustation) around exterior. Animal head, possibly a crocodile, at one end, and perforated form at other end.
Condition: Wood surface uneven and worn. Shallow abrasions underneath. Small amount of insect debris in back under perforated end. Underneath, written in white paint or ink, is "896" (or 968?).
This item is not on view
Pigment Dish, early 20th century. Wood, pigment, 1 1/4 x 6 1/4 x 2 1/4 in. (3.2 x 15.9 x 5.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Marcia and John Friede and Mrs. Melville W. Hall, 87.218.58. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 87.218.58.jpg)
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