Lot: 46

Jawbone lime spatula

Papua New Guinea, Milne Bay, Trobriand Islands, Massim

Provenance Size Hammer price
collected in situ by Rev. John W. Dixon, stationed Dobu (1923-26) and Fergusson Island (1929-41)
Olive Dixon (collectors widow)
Harry Beran, Cambs, Great Britain (1981)
Marcia & John Friede, Rye, USA
L: 10.2 inch 1800 EUR

Unusual lime spatula made from the jawbone of a crocodile and still equipped with eight teeth.


London, Museum of Mankind: "Miniature Sculpture from Papua New Guinea", December 1988 - May 1989