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Container made of bamboo, stopper made of barkcloth, varnished and incised.
Length: 53.50 centimetres (including stopper)
- Curator's comments
- Incised design on container, continuous lines around tube, forming series of cross patterns. Lines supplemented with dashes on one side of the line. This is a decorative feature found on pots from Wanigela, EBonshek 5 October 2005.
Rev. Wilfred Henry Abbot was the first Anglican priest resident at the Wanigela Anglican Mission, in Collingwood Bay, from 1899 to 1901. The mission was located on the beach, between Rainu and Oreresan villages. He worked there with a South Sea Islander teacher from Vanuatu, named James Nogar. This object is therefore from an early period of contact. Prior to this time, colonial government officers (i.e. MacGregor) had travelled through the area. Abbot was the first "long term" resident (EBonshek 24 October 2005).
- Not on display
- Feathers attached to tube need conservation attention.
- Acquisition date
- 1900 (22 July 1990)
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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