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

Registration number
337
Item name
Food container 
Category
Container
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
Unrecorded  
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Australia > Australia > South Australia > Central Australia > Ooldea Mission
Map
Collector
Unrecorded 
Acquisition date
January 01, 1950 
Acquisition method
Foundation Donation from Mr Harry E. Green 
Raw material
bloodwood timber (Corymbia terminalis)
Dimensions
H: 80 mm W: 350 mm L: D: 144 mm Circum:

Description

Carved wood container with opposite sides curving upward, highest point at the centre of each side; horizontal carving marks visible on inside surface; bears writing in white: OOLDEA Native Shovel. Registration number 337 marked with pen and tag.

Research notes

A container used as a digging dish as well as a 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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