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Small lime container made of an areca palm nut. Gradually tapers to a rounded base.
- Production date
Diameter: 4.50 centimetres (maximum)
Height: 4.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Description from Extracts from the British and Medieval Register 1757-1878, p.117:
'117. Nut of the Areca Palm, made into a box to hold lime for chewing. Length 2 3/4 inches. From Louisiade Archipelago.'
Stuck-on handwritten label:
- Not on display
- Lime deposit inside. Crack from the rim - old crack with tiny drilled holes
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- From the HMS Rattlesnake expedition of 1846-1850.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number