Lime spatula

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Registration number
2915
Item name
Lime spatula 
Category
Drug/Medicine
Sculpture/Carving
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
 
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Pacific > Papua New Guinea > Milne Bay Province > Alotau > Massim style
Map
Collector
Unrecorded 
Acquisition date
September 28, 1953 
Acquisition method
Donated by Miss E. M. Boddington 
Raw material
Wood; lime
Dimensions
H: W: 35 mm L: 360 mm D: 11 mm Circum:

Description

Lime spatula carved from dark wood. The handle is split through the centre, has a triangular end and a trapezoid base carved in relief. Zigzag and curvilinear designs are incised on the handle and midsection and are infilled with lime. The blade is flat with a rounded end and tapers toward the handle. Part of the handle is missing. Registration number 2915 marked on a tag attached to the spatula.

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