About this object

An ear pendant kuru in cloudy, slightly transparent mid-green stone, with a dark speckled effect. A long, straight tapered shape, with a square cross-section, and rounded on one side, flat on the other.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Ornament
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Oceania: Polynesia: New Zealand
  • Date made
    1917 before
  • Materials
    Nephrite; Technique: Sawn, ground, polished, drilled
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from Norwich Castle Museum, 1956
  • Collector
  • Place collected
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    1.2 x 0.8 x 28.2 cm
  • Note
    Attribution: Bay of Islands, 19th century (David Simmons, 1978).. Acquired by Norwich Castle Museum from Henry Wharton in 1917.
  • Related people
    Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery ( Previous owner); Henry Wharton ( Previous owner)


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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