Tags

Add your own tags:
Separate multiple tags using a comma

Ash Sample - Calotropis gigantea, India, 1880s Object Reg. No: HT 14017

Summary:
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.
Description:
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
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 7.0 cm (Height), 7.0 cm (Width), 12.5 cm (Length)

More information

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'
Collector: T. Mukharji

Add your comment

  • Museum Victoria does not provide valuations, for more information please visit the valuation infosheet
  • Please note that Museum Victoria staff will not normally respond to comments posted on our website.
Yes No