Lot: 36

Récipient à chaux avec spatule

Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée - Sepik

Provenance Taille Prix d’appel / Prix d'Estimation
Old German Collection H: 39,5 cm (calabash)/ 38 cm (spatula) 450 EUR / 900 EUR

pumpkin, cassowary bone, pokerwork, spatula handle in shape of a hornbill head, slightly dam., base. Such calabash containers were used for storing the daily used portion of lime. Lime, betel nut and the leaves of the betel-pepper-bush were mixed together, forming the so-called "betel-bit". .