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2006.44.1442 (RS110324)

Description

Carved Maori pounamu (greenstone) ear pendant, or kuru, from New Zealand/Aotearoa. Pounamu - or greenstone from the South Island of New Zealand - is highly valued in Maori culture and is used to make weapons, implements like adzes, as well as items of personal adornment.

Details

Maker
unknown
Inscriptions
"Green stone neck ornament for women, New Zealand" (Black ink)
E47.111 (handwritten)
E47,109 (handwritten)
Location of origin
Pacific Island Group
Associated Building
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
Material
nephrite
Object type
Adornment
Places
New Zealand
Descriptive terms
nephrite
Pendant
pendants (jewelry)
Dimensions
3/4 (W) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.1442
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
171343
Reference Notes
http://www.carters.com.au/index.cfm/item/213154-a-contact-period-maori-greenstone-ear-pendant-kuru-of-kahurangi/

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