Mar 9, 2021
Mar 9, 2021
Mar 9, 2021

Lime Spatula

Lime Spatula

before 1930


Overall: 32.7 cm (12 7/8 in.)

Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Munro 1971.153



Intricately carved spatulas (chunum) were used to remove a mixture of areca nut, lime, and betel pepper from gourd containers for chewing. The stylized human face and figure are decorated with lime-filled incised designs.

See also
Oceanic Art
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