Lime container

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Registration number
40102
Item name
Lime container 
Category
Drug/Medicine
Sculpture/Carving
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
Unrecorded  
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Pacific > Papua New Guinea > Milne Bay Province > Kiriwina Goodenough District > Trobriand Islands
Map
Collector
Professor D. W. McElwain 
Acquisition date
October 04, 1996 
Acquisition method
Donated by Professor D. W. McElwain 
Raw material
Gourd; crab claw; plant material; leaves; pigment
Dimensions
H: 190 mm W: 190 mm L: D: Circum:

Description

Decorated spherical gourd, 160 mm high, 560 mm circumference, with hole at top for stopper. Decoration covers most of the surface, with three pairs of joined sworls plus a single circle with a central flower between upper and lower bands.

Research notes

From the UQ Anthropology Museum exhibition 'In the Red; on the vibrancy of things' June 2012 - January 2013.

Lime container 40102, its stopper [40103] and the hook for lifting the stopper [40104] were bought as a set.

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