Pubic cover

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Registration number
3147
Item name
Pubic cover 
Category
Bodywear
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
Unrecorded  
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Australia > Australia > Northern Territory > Roper - McArthur region > Borroloola
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Collector
Unrecorded 
Acquisition date
January 01, 1949 
Acquisition method
Donated by Mr A. Morcombe  
Raw material
pearlshell (Pinctada margaritifera)
Dimensions
H: 204 mm W: 140 mm L: D: 15 mm Circum:

Description

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.

Research notes

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.

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