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Lime container
(early 20th century)

gourd, resin, cowrie shells, nassa shells, fibre
53.0 × 8.0 × 7.5 cm
Place/s of Execution
Sepik River, 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
Gallery location
Not on display
An oblong shaped lime gourd container with a circular opening at one end. Both ends of the container decorated with nassa and cowrie shells set in a resin paste, a fibre string attached to one end.