About this object

A pendant shaped like a barbed bone bird spearhead with pointed ends, oval cross section, and notches along its length, but there is no hole through it at either end for suspension. The stone is mid-green in colour.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Ornament; Fake
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Oceania: Polynesia: New Zealand
  • Date made
    1932 before
  • Materials
    Nephrite; Technique: Ground, drilled, polished
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Trustees of the Wellcome Collection
  • Collector
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place collected
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Date collected
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Measurements
    1.1 x 1.0 x 27.3 cm
  • Note
    This pendant may be a replica made as a souvenir.

    Acquired by the Wellcome Historical Medical Museum at Stevens' Auction Rooms, 2 November 1932, Lot 463 (Mr Webb).
  • Related people
    J C Stevens (Previous owner); Wellcome Historical Medical Museum (Previous owner)


Previous owners

  • Wellcome Historical Medical Museum

    Owned from: 1932-11-02
    How acquired: Gift
    Owned until: 1951
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • Stevens

    Owned from: 1932-11-02
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1932-11-02
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
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