University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: P2101A
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
Height: 10.8cm
Width: 5cm
Credit Line:Exchange with Peabody Museum, 1910

Description

Small urn-shaped wooden container with a stopper (B) 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.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Creating the Quid: Betel Chewing Paraphernalia from Asia and the Pacific (05 Apr 1997 - 31 Dec 1997)View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Casal, Gabriel S. 1981. The People and Art of the Philippines. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 209View Objects cited in this Publication

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