University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:18315
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: New Guinea
Massim Area
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Wood
Length: 31.4 cm
Width: 2.6 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Robert H. Lamborn, 1894

Description

Flat, rather delicate wooden lime spatula. Lanceolate blade, handle with incised rows of spirals: 9 and 10 spirals with zigzag line in between on one side, two rows of 7 and 7 spirals on the other, surrmounted by two opposing scrolls. White lime rubbed into the incisions. Projecting from the top an openwork carved bird (or birds?).


You may also be interested in these objects:


See a problem? Let us know online.collections@pennmuseum.org

© Penn Museum 2018 Sitemap | Contact | Copyright | Disclaimer | Privacy |