About this object

An ear pendant kuru in very dark green nephrite, with a straight tapered shape, rounded edges and a rounded cross-section.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Ornament
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Oceania: Polynesia: New Zealand
  • Date made
    1953 before
  • Materials
    Nephrite; Technique: Sawn, ground, polished, drilled
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, World Cultures
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the estate of Dr. Philip Nelson, 1953
  • Collector
  • Place collected
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    1.3 x 0.8 x 9.0 cm
  • Note
    Attribution: 18th century (David Simmons, October 1981).
  • Related people
    Philip Nelson ( Previous owner)


Previous owners

  • Philip Nelson

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Gift
    Owned until: 1953
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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