Iatmul. <em>Lime Container</em>, 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)

Lime Container


Medium: Wood, bamboo, fiber, pigment

Geograhical Locations:

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)


Accession Number: 64.10.3

Image: 64.10.3.jpg,

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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