Food container

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Registration number
22475
Item name
Food container 
Category
Container
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
Unrecorded  
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Pacific > Solomon Islands > Makira-Ulawa Province > Owahara (Santa Ana) Island
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Collector
Miss Margaret West 
Acquisition date
July 01, 1977 
Acquisition method
Museum field work by Miss Margaret West 
Raw material
wood; shell, nautilis; pigment
Dimensions
H: 170 mm W: 420 mm L: D: 130 mm Circum:

Description

Carved wood food container with round base and oval rim; blackened; carved bonito at each end; inlaid with shell. Registration number 22475 marked with pen and tag.

Research notes

From the UQ Anthropology Museum exhibition ‘Solomon Islands: Re-enchantment and the Colonial Shadow’, a scholarly project curated by Diana Young in collaboration with research consultants Graham Baines, Annie Ross, Clive Moore and David Akin, August 2016 – June 2017.

Bought from G. Dennis, Honiara.

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