Headdress

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
839
Item name
Headdress 
Category
Bodywear
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
 
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Pacific > Vanuatu > Malampa Province
Map
Collector
Unrecorded 
Acquisition date
January 01, 1947 
Acquisition method
Foundation Donation from Mrs D. Cameron 
Raw material
Plant fibre; clay; tusk, boar; resin/wax
Dimensions
H: 1100 mm W: 250 mm L: D: Circum:

Description

Research notes

From the series 'What do Objects want? The face of humanity in the UQ Anthropology Museum'.

Part of Brisbane auctioneer Mr John Samuel Cameron's (died ca 1917) collection which was sold after his widow's death. Bought by Dr Winterbotham and C A Fitzgerald at auction. 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.

There is also a suggestion that this is very similar to a suspension hook from Goodenough Bay, Milne Bay, as found in the Australian Museum.

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