- Museum number
Basket, coiled, of vegetable fibre.
- Production date
- 19thC (before 1851)
Height: 21 centimetres
Width: 26 centimetres
Depth: 14 centimetres
- 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. 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.
An old handwritten label attached to basket:
"JB Davis Coll"
When registered with this Q number this basket was attributed to Tasmania, presumably on the basis of the connection with J Barnard Davis. However, this style of basket is not found in Tasmania but is found in southeastern Australia (in Victoria and in the Lower Murray region of South Australia).
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2011 26 May-11 Sep, London, BM, G91, Baskets and Belonging: Indigenous Australian Histories
- Acquisition notes
- AW Franks presented a number of Australian Aboriginal objects to the Museum which he had acquired at the sale of J B Davis's estate in early 1883. This bag is likely to be one of these.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number