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Betel Cutter

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Object Number:92-1-53A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Indian
Provenience: India
Section:Asian
Materials:Brass
Ivory
Glass
Credit Line:Received from various sources, pre-1992

Description

Highly decorated scissor or trimming device, made of brass with ivory and glass inlays. P-shaped handles interlock, with cutting edge on the inside of the P; also embellished with flower-shaped mirrored pendants and stylized animal forms on the ends of the handles.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

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

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