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Aboriginal Ornament selected from the International Exhibition London 1862 for Henry Christy

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Am2006,Drg.66

  • Title (object)

    • Aboriginal Ornament selected from the International Exhibition London 1862 for Henry Christy
  • Description

    Drawing; pl.8, fig.1; a small round bag of compact bead work; fig.2; a band of beadwork with fringe at one end; fig.3; beadwork with red and blue spots; figs. 4-5; two small cylinders of wood with carved pattern filled in with yellow and brown paint. Natal, South Africa.
    Watercolour

  • Producer name

  • Ethnic name

  • Date

    • 19thC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 30.3 centimetres
    • Width: 24 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    There are one hundred and twenty-seven drawings on sixty-seven cards from eighteen countries, plus twenty pages of hand written text, which comprises of one title page, one contents list and eighteen pages of description of the drawings.

  • Condition

    good

  • Subjects

  • Associated places

  • Associated events

    • Associated Event: International Exhibition London
      1862
  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number

    Am2006,Drg.66

  • Additional IDs

    • Am2006-Drg66-Haw
Drawing; pl.8, fig.1; a small round bag of compact bead work; fig.2; a band of beadwork with fringe at one end; fig.3; beadwork with red and blue spots; figs. 4-5; two small cylinders of wood with carved pattern filled in with yellow and brown paint. Natal, South Africa.
Watercolour

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