- Registration number
- Item name
- Pubic cover
- Indigenous name
- Associated cultural group
- Australia > Australia > Northern Territory > Roper - McArthur region > Borroloola
- Raw material
- pearlshell (Pinctada margaritifera)
- H: 204 mm W: 140 mm L: D: 15 mm Circum:
Carved oval pearlshell with a hole pierced at the top; the inner nacre surface is incised with two animals; outer surface is a light brown and smooth nacre; bears writing: ASQ Borroloola N.T. from Mr Morcombe. Registration number 3147 marked with pen and tag.
From the UQ Anthropology Museum exhibition 'written on the body' curated by Judy Watson and Diana Young, March - August 2014.
Items 3001 to 3324 were the Anthropological Society of Queensland Collection which was donated at the foundation of the Anthropology Museum in 1949.