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Bark Sample - Ficus religiosa, India, 1880s Object Reg. No: HT 13998

Summary:
Sample of Ficus religiosa bark 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, Culcutta in 1887.
Description:
Cylindrical glass jar with black plastic screw-top lid containing small sections of brown, fibrous bark. Printed 'Science Museum of Victoria' label with handwritten text affixed to front.
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: dyes dyeing, economic botany, medicinal plants, mulberry family moraceae
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 reads: 'T.N. Mukharji Col. 1887 / Dyes & Tans / Case VII No. 2'
Collector: T. Mukharji

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