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Ash Sample - Calotropis gigantea, India, 1880s Reg. No: HT 14017
- Sample of Calotropis gigantea ash in a jar. This was collected and prepared by T.N.Mukharji as part of his work for the Indian Botanical Gardens. It was donated to the Museum by the Indian Government, Calcutta in 1887.
- Cylindrical glass jar with black plastic screw-top lid containing a light grey powder with brown flecks. Two printed 'Science Museum of Victoria' labels with handwritten text affixed to front and reverse.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Indian Government, 1877
|Dimensions:||7.0 cm (Height), 7.0 cm (Width), 12.5 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||dogbane family apocynaceae, dyes dyeing, economic botany|
|Themes this item is part of:||Botanical Fortunes: T.N. Mukharji, International Exhibitions & Trade Between India & Australia, T.N. Mukharji Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection|
|Primary Classification:||ECONOMIC BOTANY|
|Secondary Classification:||Dyes & Tans|
|Tertiary Classification:||(to be classified)|
|Inscriptions:||Printed 'Science Museum of Victoria' label with handwritten text affixed to front of jar reads: 'T.N. Mukharji Coll. 1887 / Case IV No. 10 / Dyes & Tans'|