Food container

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Registration number
28328
Item name
Food container 
Category
Container
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
Unrecorded  
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Pacific > Solomon Islands
Map
Collector
Unrecorded 
Acquisition date
 
Acquisition method
Unrecorded by Unrecorded 
Raw material
wood, shell, glass beads, glass
Dimensions
H: 570 mm W: 160 mm L: D: 160 mm Circum:

Description

Carved wood female figure in half crouched position, arms raised holding a bowl above her head; both cheeks are incised with the same pattern from nose to temple; faint red bands are carved below each knee and a band carved on one wrist; eyes are formed with blue glass beads behind clear glass; a small section of wood protrudes from the back of her head and is inlaid with shell and incised; two rows of inverted triangles made from shell are inlaid around the bowl's outer surface; entire surface blackened; a curved support? of wood, carved with a double zigzag pattern joins her buttocks with the round wood base. Registration number 28328 marked with tag.

Research notes

Attributed to eastern Solomon Islands by Graham Baines.

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.

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