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

Lime Spatula

Lime Spatula

before 1930

Wood

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

Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Munro 1971.153

Location

Description

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
Collection: 
Oceanic Art
Department: 
Oceania
Type of artwork: 
Sculpture
Medium: 
Wood

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