The Jack Daulton Collection
Antique & Ethnographic Art

lime container, 

Sri Lanka, 

19th century


lime container and attached spatula

copper alloy; interior with traces of lime  


Sri Lanka

19th century

acquired in Sri Lanka by Jack Daulton


These containers are a key part of the material culture of betel-nut chewing in Sri Lanka.

view of open container, showing traces of lime:
detail 1:
detail  2:
The Daulton Collection