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Lime Container

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Object Number:
P2101
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Ifugao
Provenience:
Philippine Islands
Northern Luzon
Date Made:
1907
Early Date:
1906
Late Date:
1907
Section:
Oceanian
Materials:
Wood
Technique:
Carved
Iconography:
Man
Description:
Small urn-shaped wooden container with a lid carved in the form of a seated figure, elbows on knees. Used to carry powdered lime which is chewed, along with areca nut and betel leaf, as a mild stimulant and facilitator of social intercourse.
Height:
10.5cm
Width:
5cm
Credit Line:
Exchange with Peabody Museum

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Creating the Quid: Betel Chewing Paraphernalia from Asia and the Pacific (05 Apr 1997 - 31 Dec 1997)
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Bibliography:

[Book] Casal, Gabriel S. 1981. The People and Art of the Philippines. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 209
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