This lidded pot is decorated with design relating to yerrampe, the honey ant, found in the roots of the mulga tree. It is a source of sugar for Arrernte and other Western Desert Aboriginal people. Women search for the nests of the honey ants.

Physical Description

Earthenware circular piece titled Honey ant. Small circumference at base. Balloons at centre. Tapers to small circumference at lip. Natural clay background decorated with five sinuous black bands extending vertically from rim to base; outlined with single row of white dots; infilled with rows of yellow dots. Image of five ants each separated by bands. Lid: Sculpture of an ant on top.

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