Spoon

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Registration number
40698
Item name
Spoon 
Category
Container
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
Unrecorded  
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Pacific > Solomon Islands > Western Province > New Georgia Islands > Marovo Island
Map
Collector
Reverend Albert Henry Piper 
Acquisition date
November 27, 2013 
Acquisition method
Donated by Heather Schlusemeyer 
Raw material
shell
Dimensions
H: W: 40 mm L: 123 mm D: 25 mm Circum:

Description

Whole shell, possibly mussel; iridescent on inner surface, black and some pink on outer surface; serration on short edge.

Research notes

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.

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