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2006.44.1454 (RS177796)

Description

Ivory pendant from a Hawaiian "lei niho palaoa" necklace. Pendant usually suspended from multiple thin braids of human hair. Worn only by men and woment of the elite class - or ali'i - lei niho palaoa were potent symbols of status and sacred power.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
19th century
Inscriptions
"E /47, 162" (handwritten)
Location of origin
Pacific Island Group
Associated Building
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
Material
ivory (tooth component)
Object type
Adornment
Places
Hawaii (United States)
Descriptive terms
ivory (tooth component)
Pendant
pendants (jewelry)
Dimensions
4 x 1 9/16 (WxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.1454
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
171411
Reference Notes
Volume 9, No. 1
Related Items
Title Necklace Accession number 2006.44.420 Relationship Complete necklace

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