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Basket made of coiled vegetable fibre.
- Production date
- 1840-1880 (circa)
Height: 22.90 centimetres
Width: 23 centimetres
Depth: 15 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"
This object had previously been thought to have come from Tasmania, however on further inspection it is clear that it coiled and not twined, therefore it is not from Tasmaina. It is probable that this is one of a number of baskets which Barnard Davis acquired from Rose Robinson, the widow of George Augustus Robinson. Robinson collected widely in both Tasmania and Victoria, so this basket is likely to have come from Victoria.
- Not on display
- Acquisition notes
- During the 1880s and 1890s AW Franks presented a number of Australian Aboriginal objects to the Museum which he had acquired at the sale of JB Davis' estate in early 1883. This bag is likely to be one of these.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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