- Museum number
Large twined basket [s-stitch] of vegetable fibre with fibre handle. The basket contains strips of vegetable fibre - pale rush (Juncus pallidus).
- Production date
- 1820-1850 (circa)
Height: 6.80 centimetres (Strips of vegetable fibre)
Height: 42.30 centimetres
Width: 18 centimetres (Strips of vegetable fibre)
Width: 25.70 centimetres
Depth: 39.50 centimetres (Strips of vegetable fibre)
Depth: 20.30 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, and earlier from G.A.Robinson's 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.
Two old handwritten label attached to basket:
1."JB Davis Coll"
2. "Tasmanian GAR" [probably in Davis' handwriting].
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2011 26 May–11 Sep, London, BM, G91, Baskets and Belonging: Indigenous Australian Histories
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Probably collected by by GA Robinson in Tasmania, during the period 1829- 1839. This was probably one of the baskets included in the series of drawings, prints, paintings and ethnographic objects relating to Australia which J B Davis purchased in 1867 from Rose Robinson, G A Robinson's widow which came to the British Museum in about 1883.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number