- Museum number
Belt or band made of woven vegetable fibre with the unwoven ends left as tassels. A lighter fibre overlain onto a darker background creates a criss-cross pattern.
- Production date
Length: 104 centimetres (outstretched)
Width: 4 centimetres
Depth: 7 centimetres (as it sits)
- Curator's comments
- Metal label attached '10354'. This piece was tied together (Oc,MCG.175-184) with pink ribbon.
Jude Philp and Robin Torrence are working on a project identifying MacGregor material and they have catalogue lists from Queensland Museum Curator, Charles de Vis from 1897. The round stuck on labels with zig zag edging on BM objects show the De Vis catalogue number and collection locality.
Dr Robin Torrence saw this object on 14.09.15 and said that the ornaments are from N. E. Papua New Guinea, probably Northern (Oro) Province.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Oceania (New Guinea) material from Macgregor Collection apparently acquired by BM in 1897, by uncertain means, and not listed or formally registered at the time. Possibly acquired with, or intended for incorporation in, the Franks Bequest (1897), or for use as "duplicates" for the Christy Collection. See note by H.J.Braunhotz in BM Ethnography Department's Christy Register (1894-1897), p.129. Some of the material was subsequently drawn on a series of unnumbered "registration" Slips (Oceania "No Number" series) to which object numbers were later given by CDMS staff in 1983. Some was later incorporated into the Oceania "Found Unnumbered" Q-Registers. These were superseded when all identified Macgregor material from Oceania was placed together during 1990-1996 and formally registered (drawn on new registration Slips) under the collection notation "MCG" (allocated by Ethno.Dept. staff together with object number sequence).
See also Ethnography Department Eth.Docs.1033 and 1095 for biographical details (but NB, these do not include any original lists of objects), and correspondence with M.O'Hanlon (Ethno.Dept. staff) from M.Quinnell (Queensland Museum) during 1996-1997. (AMD,9/1999).
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Previous owner/ex-collection number: 10354? (original Macgregor collection no. (Charles De Vis catalogue))