About this object

An ear pendant kuru in mid-green nephrite, with darker and lighter bands and a translucent area at the base. A straight tapered shape overall with some irregularity and a roughly rectangular cross section. Remains of cloth tape through suspension hole.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Ornament
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Oceania: Polynesia: New Zealand
  • Date made
    Before 1917
  • Materials
    Nephrite; Fibre Textile Cotton; Technique: Sawn, ground, polished, drilled
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, World Cultures
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from Norwich Castle Museum, 1956
  • Collector
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place collected
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Date collected
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Measurements
    2.5 x 1.6 x 14.0 cm
  • Note
    Acquired by Norwich Castle Museum from Henry Wharton in 1917.
  • Related people
    Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery (Previous owner); Henry Wharton (Previous owner)

Where is this object from?


Previous owners

  • Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery

    Owned from: 1917
    How acquired: Purchase
    Owned until: 1956
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • Henry Wharton

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1917
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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