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

Registration number
327
Item name
Food container 
Category
Container
 
Indigenous name
ikka 
Maker
Unrecorded  
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Australia > Australia > Queensland > Cape York region > Aurukun
Map
Collector
Unrecorded 
Acquisition date
January 01, 1950 
Acquisition method
Foundation Donation from Aurukun Mission 
Raw material
bark
Dimensions
H: 220 mm W: 614 mm L: D: 340 mm Circum:

Description

Bark container with curved base; each end is gathered consertina-like and secured by a stick pierced though the folded bark. Inscription on the inside surface in white: IKKA Bark Water Carrier and food container C2 AURUKUN. N.Q. Registration number 327 marked with pen and tag.

Research notes

Water carrier & food container.

From the UQ Anthropology Museum exhibition 'written on the body' curated by Judy Watson and Diana Young, March - August 2014.

The Foundation Donation comprises the items from L. P. Winterbotham's personal collection, which were donated to the University of Queensland in 1948 and form the basis of the Anthropology Museum.

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