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

Registration number
40530
Item name
Food container 
Category
Container
 
Indigenous name
apira ni mwane 
Maker
Unrecorded  
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Pacific > Solomon Islands > Makira-Ulawa Province > Owahara (Santa Ana) Island
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Collector
Mrs Jean and Mr Russell Herbert 
Acquisition date
September 02, 2011 
Acquisition method
Donated by Mrs Jean Herbert 
Raw material
wood; shell, nautilus; parinarium paste; pigment, natural
Dimensions
H: 80 mm W: L: 276 mm D: 74 mm Circum:

Description

Wood food container, blackened, square base, carved Bonito at each end and inlaid with shell.

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.

Purchased at Honiara wharf or market in 1982 [Jean Herbert catalogue notes, 2009].

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