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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.
"Green stone neck ornament for women, New Zealand" (Black ink)
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),
Pacific Island Group
3/4 (W) (inches)
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation