- Registration number
- Item name
- Food container
- Indigenous name
- Associated cultural group
- Pacific > Solomon Islands > Makira-Ulawa Province
- Acquisition date
- January 01, 1947
- Acquisition method
- Foundation Donation from Australian Board of Missions
- Raw material
- wood; shell, nautilus; pigment, natural
- H: 120 mm W: 360 mm L: D: 115 mm Circum:
Carved wood food container with square base; blackened; carved bonito at each end and inlaid with shell. Registration number 901 marked with pen and tag.
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 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.