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Oval lacquered basketry container with latticework lid. Decorated with two bands of floral patterning on the container and a single band on the lid rim. The interior of the container and the inside rim of the lid are lacquered red.


basket (containers); lid (containers)

Broad category
Anthropology: Ethnography
Additional names, titles, or classifications
catalogue name:  basket (containers); lid (containers)
object name (Horniman Ethno.):  basket (containers)
object name (Horniman Ethno.):  lid (containers)

Sumatra, Sumatra (region), Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Asia
Additional place information
made or collected:  Sumatra 
Date made
19th century
Additional date information
date made:  19th century 

Materials & techniques
plant fibre; lacquer; basketry
overall: 156 mm x 217 mm x 178 mm
Additional measurement information
overall: 156 mm x 217 mm x 178 mm

Record created 2004-09-28 by JSTRIBBLEHILL
Record last updated 2017-06-30 by FKERLOGUE

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