- Registration number
- Item name
- Indigenous name
- Associated cultural group
- Pacific > Solomon Islands > Western Province > New Georgia Islands > Marovo Island
- Reverend Albert Henry Piper
- Acquisition date
- November 27, 2013
- Acquisition method
- Donated by Heather Schlusemeyer
- Raw material
- H: W: 40 mm L: 123 mm D: 25 mm Circum:
Whole shell, possibly mussel; iridescent on inner surface, black and some pink on outer surface; serration on short edge.
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 shell spoon was collected between 1900 - 1910 by the donor's grandfather Reverend Albert Henry Piper the first Seventh Day Adventist missionary from Australasia in Rarotonga. Attributed by Reverend Piper's daughter Clarice as coming from Marovo Island, Solomon Islands. Also 40699.