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Lime container and stick
(early 20th century)

gourd, lime, bone
(a) 31.5 × 8.1 cm diameter (gourd)
(b) 27.7 × 5.2 × 2.2 cm (stick)
Place/s of Execution
May River, West Sepik 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
© the artists
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
Tubular shaped lime container with a circular opening at one end and with a lime stick carved from bone. Incised half-herringbone, concentric circles and other patterns all heightened with lime.