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

Registration number
901
Item name
Food container 
Category
Container
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
Unrecorded  
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Pacific > Solomon Islands > Makira-Ulawa Province
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Collector
 
Acquisition date
January 01, 1947 
Acquisition method
Foundation Donation from Australian Board of Missions 
Raw material
wood; shell, nautilus; pigment, natural
Dimensions
H: 120 mm W: 360 mm L: D: 115 mm Circum:

Description

Carved wood food container with square base; blackened; carved bonito at each end and inlaid with shell. Registration number 901 marked with pen and tag.

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.

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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