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Title

Receptacle for gunpowder

19th century-20th century


Artists

Unknown Artist


About

A gunpowder container like this would usually be attached to a man’s bag. Made of a length of cotton with tapestry weave and twining, a long fringe ends in small glass beads and split cowrie shells.


Details


Other Title

Gunpowder container


Cultural origin

Central area


Date

19th century-20th century


Media category

Arms & armour


Materials used

dugong tooth, wooden neck and stopper, shell discs


Dimensions

45.0 x 4.0 x 3.0 cm


Credit

Christopher Worrall Wilson Bequest 2010


Accession number

554.2010



Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


  • Glorious, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 27 May 2017–2019


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Unknown, Southeast Asian Tribal Art, Nov 1986, Plate 32 (colour illus) unpaginated..