Knife

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Registration number
3352
Item name
Knife 
Category
Chopping/Cutting
Currency/Trade
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
Unrecorded  
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Australia > Australia > Not applicable > Central Australia
Map
Collector
Unrecorded 
Acquisition date
January 01, 1949 
Acquisition method
Donated by Mrs Maiden 
Raw material
Chert, fabric, cardboard, ochre
Dimensions
H: W: 50 mm L: 200 mm D: 25 mm Circum:

Description

Stone (chert) knife; Leilira blade. Quadragonal. Tip broken. Gum hand grip with red ochre. Sheath made from strips of coarse cotton and bound with wool cord; both European origin. Traces of white pigment on both surfaces of sheath [Archaeological Collection Catalogue Card].

Research notes

From the UQ Anthropology Museum exhibition 'In the Red; on the vibrancy of things' June 2012 - January 2013.

Featured on a Museum postcard early 1970's.

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