About this object

An 's'-shaped pendant with a large suspension hole at the less pointed end forming an 'eye' in a stylised bird's head. Oval cross section. Made from mid-green stone, slightly translucent with dark speckles.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Ornament; Fake
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Oceania: Polynesia: New Zealand
  • Date made
    1951 before
  • Materials
    Stone; Technique: Sawn, ground, polished, drilled
  • 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
    1.5 x 1.0 x 18.0 cm
  • Note
    This pendant may be a replica made as a souvenir.
  • Related people


Previous owners

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