Arts of the Pacific Islands
Wood, bamboo, fiber, pigment
late 19th or early 20th century
28 x 2 3/4 x 2 1/4 in. (71.1 x 7 x 5.7 cm) (show scale)
Charles Stewart Smith Memorial Fund
Lime container decorated with wood carving of crocodile and bird. Punctuations are emphasized with a white paint. The central portion, which is hollow to hold the lime, is of bamboo. Joints are covered with basketry work. The whole piece is blackened.
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Iatmul. Lime Container, late 19th or early 20th century. Wood, bamboo, fiber, pigment, 28 x 2 3/4 x 2 1/4 in. (71.1 x 7 x 5.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Stewart Smith Memorial Fund, 64.10.3. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 64.10.3.jpg)
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