Basket

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Registration number
648
Item name
Basket 
Category
Container
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
 
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Australia > Australia > Queensland > Cape York region > Cairns / Cardwell / Atherton District
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Collector
Australian Board of Missions 
Acquisition date
January 01, 1948 
Acquisition method
Foundation Donation from Unrecorded 
Dimensions
H: W: L: D: Circum:

Description

Twined, rigid, openly woven bicornual basket; has some pigment.

Research notes

The Foundation Donation comprises the items from L. P. Winterbotham's personal collection, which were donated to the University of Queensland in 1948 and form the basis of the Anthropology Museum.

Identified as being a sacred object by a visiting artist as it is ochred.

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