Lime Container


From: Philippine Islands | Northern Luzon

Curatorial Section: Oceanian

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Object Number P2101A
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Ifugao
Provenience Philippine Islands | Northern Luzon
Date Made 1907
Section Oceanian
Materials Wood
Technique Carved
Iconography Man

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.

Height 10.8 cm
Width 5 cm
Credit Line Exchange with Peabody Museum, 1910

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