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Stick Lac - Coccus lacca, India, 1880s Object Reg. No: HT 14948

Summary:
Sample of stick-lac of Coccus lacca. 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, sealed with a black plastic lid, containing dark brown, irregular-shaped fragments of hardened lac. Two printed Science Museum of Victoria labels, with handwritten inscriptions in black ink, are adhered to the outside.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Indian Government, 1887
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 7.5 cm (Height), 7.5 cm (Width), 12.5 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: economic botany, shellac
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: Label, handwritten: "Stick-lac of / Coccus lacca"

Label, handwritten: "1887 T.N. Mukharji Colln / Case XIV No. 10 / Medicinal Products"
Collector: T. Mukharji, pre 1887

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