water bottle (bottle (food service))

Water bottle constructed from a bottle gourd over modelled with Parinarium paste, painted red and black and inset with European trade beads.
There is an old brown tag with the object. Hand written on this it says: " Decorated gourd used as water bottle by natives. New Hebrides"
The neck of the bottle is broken away and is connected by an internal section of bamboo.

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