Trobriand Island Massim Ebony Lime Spatula, Ex. Friede Collection
Origin: E. New Guinea, Milne Bay, Massim People (Provenance: Collection of Marcia & John Friede, Rye New York.
Period: 19th- early 20th century
Materials: Ebony Hardwood, traces of lime infill
Description: This old spatula shows long use over many generations. The seated ancestor figure has nicely curved legs and arms with hands resting on the chin. It has tiny delicate inset shell eyes. Worn surface with dark varied patina. Stable hairline crack on end of blade. Presented on a custom metal stand. See the other "two" lime spatulas I have for sale.
Dimensions: Height 12.75” (32.5 cm), Width 7/8” (2 cm)