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Title

Ceremonial lime holder (stopper in the form of a carved figure surmounted by a bird)

mid 20th century
collected 1965


Artist

Iatmul people

Papua New Guinea


Details


Cultural origin

Iatmul people


Dates

mid 20th century
collected 1965


Media category

Sculpture


Materials used

bamboo, wood, split rattan cane, plant fibre, yellow, red and orange ochres, white mineral pigment, charcoal


Dimensions

78.0 x 8.5 x 7.0 cm


Credit

Purchased 1965


Location

Not on display


Accession number

378.1994


Artist information

Iatmul people

Works in the collection

40


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Tony Tuckson, Aboriginal and Melanesian art, Sydney, 1973, 45. cat.no. 61; 'Lime holder, ceremonial, stopper in the form of a carved figure surmounted by a bird. Yentchan village (Iatmul). Wood, bamboo, fibre, string, painted. 80h Collected 1965 (11)'.