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

Related Items

Title Necklace Accession Number 2006.44.420

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Pacific Island Group

Object Type

Adornment

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)