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Lime spatula
Lime spatula
Date:
19th century
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Dimensions:
16 x 2 3/4 (40.6 x 7 cm)
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Oceania
Culture/People:
Massim
Provenance:

Purchased from Nathan Joseph, San Francisco by M.H. deYoung, unspecified date

California Midwinter, Fine Arts Building, Exhibition Catalogue. South Sea Island Collection, pp. 94-101. "3371-Lime Spoon. New Guinea idol head," p. 97. [original catalogue located at SF History Center, SF Public Library].

Accession Number:
2149
Acquisition Date:
1895-03-23
Credit Line:

California Midwinter International Exposition, through M.H. deYoung

in the form of a highly abstract humanoid figure. Incised design on face. Disc eyes, open mouth with tongue out. Abstract appendages with incised decoration.

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