Accession No

1918.213.74


Description

Tabua-shaped pendant of elephant ivory.


Place

Oceania; Polynesia; Fiji


Period


Source

Gordon, Arthur Charles Hamilton [collector]; Gordon, George Arthur Maurice Hamilton [donor]; Stanmore (Lord)


Department

Anth


Reference Numbers

1918.213.74; G49


Cultural Affliation


Material

Tooth; Ivory; Plant; Fibre


Local Term


Measurements

20mm x 152mm


Events

Context (Related Documents)
Catalogue card reads: [handwritten in blue pen:] '1918.213 (74) Fiji. A pendant of whale's tooth, of elongate rounded triangular form, one face (back) ground flat, the other convex (6" x 2"): the centre of straight rounded top edge is perforated + furnished with a plaited sinnet loop + the pendant is stained red. G. A. H. Hamilton Gordon 2nd Baron Stanmore. (See 1st card).' [stamped in red ink:] 'CUMAA 10 AUG 1987 TRANSCRIBED'. A round red sticker pasted on the card.
Event Date
Author: Lucie Carreau


Description (Labels & Markings)
'G49.' inscribed in black ink on the other side of the object.
Event Date
Author: Lucie Carreau


Description (Labels & Markings)
'1918.213.74' inscribed in black ink on the other side of the object.
Event Date
Author: Lucie Carreau


Description (Labels & Markings)
'1898.213.74' inscribed in white ink on one side of the object.
Event Date
Author: Lucie Carreau


Exhibition (Maudslay Gallery)
EXH.2018.4 | Pacific Currents
Event Date
Author: Remke Velden


Description (Labels & Markings)
A round label is attached to the object and reads: ’18.213.74 Fiji(?) Pendant Gordon coll.’
Event Date
Author: Lucie Carreau


Context (Related Documents)
The Fiji Catalogue reference cards have the following entries: "Additions to the Gordon Collections presented by George A.H. Gordon and collected by his father Sir A.H. Gordon during his governorship of Fiji from September 1875 till January 1880" (Sir A.H.Gordon was the Governor of Fiji from September 1875 till January 1880. F.J.H.). Confirm minutes of the Cambridge Antiquarian Society 18 October 1883, and the Accessions Register."
Event Date
Author: maa


Description (Physical description)
Neck Ornament of whale' s tooth, of elongate rounded triangular form, one face (back) ground flat, the other convex: the centre of straight rounded top edge is perforated and furnished with a plaited sinnet loop. The pendant is stained red.
Event Date 10/8/1987
Author: maa


Context (Display)
Exhibited: 'Chiefs & Governors: Art and power in Fiji', Cambridge MAA, 7 June 2013 - 19 April 2014.
Event Date 07/06/2013
Author: Remke van der Velden


Description (Physical description)
Tabua-shaped pendant of elephant ivory. Slightly chipped on one side. Pierced at the top and provided with a cord of 3-ply plaited coir (L.Carreau, 28/01/2013).
Event Date 28/1/2013
Author: maa


Conservation ()
CON.2014.181 |
Event Date 1/3/2016
Author: maa


Context (Analysis)
This object was examined at the ivory identification workshop led by Dr Sonia O'Connor and Dr James H. Barrett, held at the Department of Archaeology, University of Cambridge on 21 September 2018. It was confirmed to be elephant ivory.
Event Date 21/9/2018
Author: Lucie Carreau


FM:80538

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