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Lime Flask

Object Number:SA2751
Current Location: On Loan
Provenience: Colombia
Culture Area: South American Culture Area
Length: 23 cm
Width: 7 cm
Depth: 5 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Kalebdjian Freres, 1920


The object is a lime flask in the shape of a human figurine formed from a thin sheet of cast gold. The figurine depicts a seated female, arms bent at right angles with elbows next to the body and hands directly in front of them. Each hand holds two stems with tightly coiled ends. The circular opening of the flask is through the top of the head/headpiece. The figure also wears a beaded necklace and beads encircling the knees and ankles. The figure is seated on a pedestal decorated beneath each foot with a line of four oval bead-like segments. These segments are connected by a border (resembling the figure’s beaded jewelry) which roughly follows the outline of the pedestal. The vessel contains a hardened substance which rolls around the flask when moved

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Discovering the Past: Highlights from the University Museum (IBM) (20 Jun 1989 - 20 Aug 1989) View Objects in Exhibition
Magnificent Objects (06 May 2004 - Mar 2005) View Objects in Exhibition
Philadelphia Discovers: Discovery Ball (04 May 1985 - 04 May 1985) View Objects in Exhibition

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