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bamboo container with lid
  • unknown Toradja maker
  • bamboo container with lid, early 1900s–1983
  • Where object was made: Celebes (present-day Sulawesi), Indonesia
  • bamboo, paint, incising
  • Object Height/Diameter: 9.5 x 5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 3 3/4 x 1 15/16 in
  • Anonymous gift
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3664.a,b,c

The bamboo tube (2007.3664.a) has a bottom that has become separated (2007.3664.c) and a flat lid (2007.3664.b). The tube is decorated with diamonds and lines in red and black forming a leaf-like design with a band of a red tooth-like decoration above and below. It has a prominent crack.
The bamboo bottom is now separate, as the diameter is larger with the substantial split.
The lid has a raised dark brown starburst-like design.