- Museum number
Basket, twined from rush (?), s-stitched, with handle of vegetable fibre string attached.
- Production date
- 1830-1850 (circa)
Height: 21 centimetres
Width: 18.60 centimetres
Depth: 18 centimetres
- Curator's comments
An old handwritten label is attached to the basket:
"+4672. Tasmania. JB Davis" on reverse "AWF. Nov 4 1889" also on reverse, in pencil, and probably added later, "AWF Nov 4. basket".
The Christy collection registration slip, probably written in 1889 reads:
Bag of plaited rush? the transverse lines being a simple twist the vertical single and untwisted.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1972-1982 23 Jun-28 Feb, London, BM, Museum of Mankind, The Aborigines of Australia
2011 26 May-11 Sep, London, BM, G91, Baskets and Belonging: Indigenous Australian Histories
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- This is one of a series of objects (Oc,+4651 to Oc,+.4675) which A W Franks presented to the Museum on 4 November 1889. They included material from Australia and the Pacific, and all had come from J Barnard Davis's collection. It is most likely that they are some of the objects Franks acquired at the sale of Davis' estate in early 1883.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
CDMS number: Oc1889C2.4672 (old CDMS no.)