Physical description

Small lime bottle with a small stopper carved into a head. The bottle is made of bone, hollowed on the inside. The mouth of the bottle is oblong in shape, sitting slightly off centre. The bottle widens toward the base. The body is decorated with small incised triangles that make up a repeating figurative motif. Part ‘b’ is the bottle stopper or lid, carved into the shape of a human head and neck. The forehead is long, nose and ears prominent. The eyes are lightly carved circles, and the mouth a carved line. A small tuft if hair is carved into the top of the head. A hole is bored through the neck and filled with a small red bead at back. The surface is shiny.