Iatmul. <em>Stopper for a Lime Container in the Form of a Bird</em>, 19th century. Wood, clay, pigment, fiber, shell, 14 1/2 x 2 3/4 x 1 1/8 in. (36.8 x 7 x 2.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Alastair B. Martin, the Guennol Collection, 51.197.1. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 51.197.1.jpg)

Stopper for a Lime Container in the Form of a Bird

Artist:Iatmul

Medium: Wood, clay, pigment, fiber, shell

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Dates:19th century

Dimensions: 14 1/2 x 2 3/4 x 1 1/8 in. (36.8 x 7 x 2.9 cm)

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Museum Location: 5H7-TOP

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Accession Number: 51.197.1

Image: 51.197.1.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
An ornamental stopper carved in the form of a bird and painted red and white. It was probably used as a stopper for a flute. It has a number 6960 on its base. Condition: Good, but there is some cracking of paint near the top of the crest.

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