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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: 12 x 5.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 4 3/4 x 2 1/8 in
  • Anonymous gift
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3666.a,b

The bamboo tube (2007.3666.a) has a flat lid (2007.3666.b). The very wide decorative band in the middle is occupied with diamonds and lines in black and red forming a leaf-like pattern. It has a black sawtooth pattern above and below the wide band with a band of a red tooth-like pattern near the edges. The lid is decorated with a dark brown raised starburst-like pattern.