Scanner: Dustin Weddle : Field Museum of Natural History - Anthropology Department - Collections Management
[Copyright] Field Museum of Natural History - CC BY-NC
Description: scan of catalog card
Field Museum of Natural History. | ENT | [Field Museum Subject Code written in red] 34-21 | Country: Mindanao P.I. | Locality: Lake Lanao. | People: Lanao Moro. Stock. | Name: Rectangular brass box. Sides and cover handes [ crossed out "des"] raised design. Bottom worn through in several places. | Collection: R.F. Cummings Expedition, (F.C. Cole, 1907-8). | Notes: | Width: 5" | Length: 9" | Height: 3" | Price: Exchange.
[LEFT MARGIN] A | 108020 | Acc. 1060 |
[ILLUSTRATION] | [1 hand drawing ]
[ILLUSTRATION NOTATION] |
[BACK] | used to contain [be] materials for betel nut chewing. The betel (areca) nut is [ plit ] into quarters and a piece is laid on a buyo ( piper betel L.) leaf, which is thinly spread with lime. A little tobacco is sometimes added and the whole is chewed. It has a pungent astringent taste, colors the saliva red, and finally discolors the teeth.