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basket

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Oc1981,Q.1755

  • Description

    Twined basket [s-stitch] of vegetable fibre with twined fibre handle.

  • Ethnic name

  • Date

    • 1820-1850 (circa)
  • Production place

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 17 centimetres
    • Width: 16.2 centimetres (at lip)
    • Depth: 12.2 centimetres (at lip)
  • Curator's comments

    Found un-numbered in the Ethnographic Department's collections in 1981. It was identified as being from the J.Barnard Davis collection, and earlier from G.A.Robinson's collection. AW Franks presented material from Davis' collection to the British Museum at various times during the 1880s and 1890s. He had acquired it from the sale of Davis' estate in January 1883.Sculthorpe (1990) described an old label attached to the basket which read: "Tasmania. G.A.R." and."JB Davis Coll".

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  • Bibliography

    • National Museum of Australia 2015 p.149 bibliographic details
    • Sculthorpe 1990 pl.7, p.29 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:
    2011 26 May-11 Sep, London, BM, G91, Baskets and Belonging: Indigenous Australian Histories
    2015-2016 27 Nov-28 Mar, Canberra, National Museum of Australia, Encounters

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1880s

  • Acquisition notes

    Probably acquired by GA Robinson in Tasmania, during the period 1829-1839. It is likely that this basket was amongst the material Franks acquired at the sale of J B Davis' estate in early 1883.

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number

    Oc1981,Q.1755

Basket made of vegetable fibre, twined.

Basket made of vegetable fibre, twined.

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