Lime spatula

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Registration number
4356
Item name
Lime spatula 
Category
Drug/Medicine
Sculpture/Carving
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
 
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Pacific > Papua New Guinea > Manus Province > Admiralty Islands > Manus Island
Map
Collector
Unrecorded 
Acquisition date
April 04, 1950 
Acquisition method
Donated by R. A. Wightman 
Raw material
Wood; pigment
Dimensions
H: W: 47 mm L: 315 mm D: 9 mm Circum:

Description

Lime spatula carved from light wood. The handle is flat with symmetrical spiral and hatching designs carved in openwork and painted with red and black pigment and lime. The midsection is cylindrical and the blade is narrow and flat with a rounded end. Part of the handle is missing. Registration number 891 marked on blade in black.

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