- Registration number
- Item name
- Acquisition date
- January 01, 1947
- Acquisition method
- Foundation Donation from Mrs D. Cameron
- Raw material
- Plant fibre; clay; tusk, boar; resin/wax
- H: 1100 mm W: 250 mm L: D: Circum:
From the series 'What do Objects want? The face of humanity in the UQ Anthropology Museum'.
Part of Brisbane auctioneer Mr John Samuel Cameron's (died ca 1917) collection which was sold after his widow's death. Bought by Dr Winterbotham and C A Fitzgerald at auction. 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.
There is also a suggestion that this is very similar to a suspension hook from Goodenough Bay, Milne Bay, as found in the Australian Museum.