Pendant

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

19th century

GUSN

GUSN-171411

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

Descriptive Terms

pendants (jewelry)
ivory (tooth component)
Pendant

Inscription

"E /47, 162" (handwritten)

Associated Building

Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

E47,162
FD055

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Pacific Island Group

Dimensions

4 x 1 9/16 (WxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.1454

Reference Notes

Volume 9, No. 1

Places

Hawaii (United States)

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