Pendant

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

GUSN

GUSN-171343

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

Descriptive Terms

pendants (jewelry)
nephrite
Pendant

Inscription

"Green stone neck ornament for women, New Zealand" (Black ink)
E47.111 (handwritten)
E47,109 (handwritten)

Associated Building

Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

E47,111
FD055

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Pacific Island Group

Object Type

Adornment

Dimensions

3/4 (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.1442

Reference Notes

http://www.carters.com.au/index.cfm/item/213154-a-contact-period-maori-greenstone-ear-pendant-kuru-of-kahurangi/

Places

New Zealand