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Lime spatula
(early 20th century)

ebony, lime
44.6 × 3.6 × 6.6 cm
Place/s of Execution
Massim area, Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea
Accession Number
Pacific Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented through The Art Foundation of Victoria in memory of Stanley Gordon Moriarty by Jean McKay Moriarty, Fellow, 1979
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of The Vizard Foundation
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
Large composite animal decorated with scrollwork. Incised surface patterns heightened with lime. The animal has been speculatively interpreted as dog, pig, crocodile and cuscus (Harry Beran).