FMNH 108021.nosub[1]

  • 108021 betelnut box
    Photographer: Alpha Sadcopen : Field Museum of Natural History
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  • 108021 betelnut box
    Photographer: Alpha Sadcopen : Field Museum of Natural History
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  • 108021 betelnut box
    Photographer: Alpha Sadcopen : Field Museum of Natural History
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    Description: scan of catalog card [FRONT] [MAIN BODY] Field Museum of Natural History. | ENT | [Field Museum Subject Code written in red] 34-16 | Country: Mindanao P.I. | Locality: Lanao Lake. | People: Lanao Moro. | Stock. | Name: Crescent shape betel nut box with three divisions. For betel nuts, lime, and "buyo" leaves. Design on cover and back of box. Rings for chain at each end of the crescent. over. | Collection: R.F. Cummings Expedition, (F.C. Cole, 1907-8). | Notes: | Width: | Length: 7" | Height: 1 1/2" | Price: Exchange. [LEFT MARGIN] A | 108021 | Acc. 1060 | [ILLUSTRATION] | [ILLUSTRATION NOTATION] | [BACK] | Boxes made in crescent-shape fit against the hips where they are supported by means of a belt or cord. They contain the betel nuts, buyo leaves and lime, all of which are necessary to the user of this narcotic. The great majority of the people have the habit of chewing betel nut. It does not seem to be injurious; on the contrary its effect is said to be the production of abundant saliva, which aids digestion, preserves the teeth, and relieves fatigue.
Catalog Number: 108021.nosub[1]
Description: box
Materials: metal; brass
Cultural Attribution: Moro
Locality: Philippines, Mindanao Island, Lake Lanao, Mindanao, The Philippines
Accession Number: [1060] Second R.F. Cummings Ethnological Expedition to Philippine Islands - ethnology - Mangyan (Expedition)
Accession Year: 1908
Continent: Asia
Country: Philippines
Province/State: Mindanao Island
District/County: Lake Lanao
Collector/Source: Second R.F. Cummings Ethnological Expedition to Philippine Islands - ethnology - Mangyan, F.C. Cole : The Field Museum
EMu IRN: 1008433
GUID: 6bedc4a9-d6f8-4c91-ab97-36cb66ff4a28

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