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Lime container, made of gourd.
- Production date
Height: 19 centimetres (approx)
- Curator's comments
- Description from Extracts from the British and Medieval Register 1757-1878, p.114:
'81. Do [Calabash] do. [ornamented with black lines, for "chunam", or lime, used in chewing betel] do [with stopper] with basket fitting outside. Height 7 1/4 inches. From Louisiade Archipelago. (engraved in McGillivray, Vol. I, page 190).'
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- From the HMS Rattlesnake expedition of 1846-1850.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number