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Lime Container

Arts of the Pacific Islands

MEDIUM Wood, bamboo, fiber, pigment
  • Place Made: Papua New Guinea
  • DATES late 19th or early 20th century
    DIMENSIONS 28 x 2 3/4 x 2 1/4 in. (71.1 x 7 x 5.7 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CREDIT LINE Charles Stewart Smith Memorial Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION 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)
    IMAGE overall, 64.10.3.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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. Condition: Scratched.
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