- Registration number
- Item name
- Food container
- Raw material
- wood, shell, glass beads, glass
- H: 570 mm W: 160 mm L: D: 160 mm Circum:
Carved wood female figure in half crouched position, arms raised holding a bowl above her head; both cheeks are incised with the same pattern from nose to temple; faint red bands are carved below each knee and a band carved on one wrist; eyes are formed with blue glass beads behind clear glass; a small section of wood protrudes from the back of her head and is inlaid with shell and incised; two rows of inverted triangles made from shell are inlaid around the bowl's outer surface; entire surface blackened; a curved support? of wood, carved with a double zigzag pattern joins her buttocks with the round wood base. Registration number 28328 marked with tag.
Attributed to eastern Solomon Islands by Graham Baines.
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.