Large slaked lime container for betel chewing

Southeast Asian Collection

Accession Nr.: 67.142.1-2
Type: bronze, lead, gold and silver; object for daily use; metalwork
Date of production:
second half of the 19th century
Place of production:
Materials/Techniques: brass
Dimensions: height: 12 cm
diameter: 15.4 cm
Slaked lime container comprising of two brass semi-spheres with decorative floral motifs (flower, betel leaf...). The lime needed for betel consumption was stored in this object, which is larger than usual and has a striking design.