Crown Lynn was a New Zealand pottery manufacturer that originated in Auckland. At its peak Crown Lynn was producing 17 million items each year. The Crown Lynn factory closed in 1989 after competition from new Asian pottery manufacturers. Crown Lynn Pottery is now a popular collectors item.
Fetishes, called Nkondi, were revered throughout Africa. They are carriers of a variety of magical objects called Nkssi which can be bags, roots or leaves and are carried on the head or abdomen of the figure. In order to activate these sources the owner insults it, sings or creates an explosion in front of it, or may even hammer nails into its body.
Specimens from Queensland Museum's extensive natural history collection including several type specimens of bee flies.
Our collection includes examples of earthenware and china dishes from different regions and eras.