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Sumatran Bronze Betel Lime Box, Malay Archipelago c. 1900

Sumatran Bronze Betel Lime Box, Malay Archipelago c. 1900


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Metalwork: Pre 1910: Item # 1431149

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A spherical Sumatran lime box beautifully cast in bronze or brass with patina, decoration showing stylized lotus pod bud. Betel nut chewing accessory, the interior with lime residue, two piercings. Condition: traces of usage. Dimension: diameter: 8.6 cm, 6.5 cm high. For similar pieces please visit the online Collection of the Asian Civilisations Museum in Singapore (www.roots.gov.sg).
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