- Museum number
Ground and polished bone spatula. Finial formed of hollowed out joint with central tapering projection; six small circular perforations to interior and further perforations either side within bevelled edging, which runs over exterior edge and around squared top section. Orange-brown patina to top of finial and exterior bevelling. Blade tip rounded with some linear striations.
- Production date
Height: 3.90 centimetres
Length: 32.50 centimetres
Width: 4.80 centimetres (at joint)
- Curator's comments
- BM register for Oc1906,1013.60-1 reads: 'Lime spatula used by chief'. Comment by Heather Donoghue, Ph.D candidate, UEA, 2020.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Acquired during the Daniels Ethnographical Expedition to British New Guinea 1903-1904.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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