Accession No

Z 2764


Description

Large golden cowrie shell pendant ornament. Pierced with a neat circular hole on one side, to which is tied a thin length of 3-ply plaited coir.


Place

Oceania; Polynesia; Fiji; Viti Levu


Period


Source

von Hügel, Anatole (Baron) [collector and donor]


Department

Anth


Reference Numbers

Z 2764


Cultural Affliation


Material

Shell; Plant; Fibre


Local Term

?Bulikula [Fiji Project]


Measurements

60mm x 65mm x 100mm


Events

Description (CMS Description)
Shell, orange, cowrie
Event Date 1/6/1996
Author: maa


Context (CMS Context)
Catalogue card 1 reads [stamped in black ink:] 'Z 2764 FIJI'. [typed:] 'Viti Levu. Shell, orange cowrie'. [stamped in black ink:] 'THE VON HÜGEL COLLECTION CIRCA 1875.' [in pencil in the bottom left corner:] '1/231'. [stamped in blue ink in the bottom right corner:] 'SHOW CASE NUMBER 1'. A small round red sticker pasted to the front of the card. A black and white photograph of the object stapled to the back of the card.
Catalogue card 2 reads [handwritten in black ink:] 'Z. 2764. Viti Levu. Shell, orange cowrie. Show Case number 1.' [in pencil in the bottom left corner:] '1/231'.
Event Date 26/10/2012
Author: Lucie Carreau


Description (CMS Description)
Large golden cowrie shell pendant. Pierced with a neat circular hole on one side, to which is tied a thin length of 3-ply plaited coir. 'Z. 2764' inscribed in black ink on the lip of the shell. 'A.v.H.' and something illegible are inscribed on the surface of the shell in pencil.
Event Date 26/10/2012
Author: maa


Context (CMS Context)
Exhibited: 'Chiefs & Governors: Art and power in Fiji', Cambridge MAA, 7 June 2013 - 19 April 2014.
Event Date 25/4/2014
Author: Remke van der Velden


Conservation ()
CON.2013.15 |
Event Date 1/3/2016
Author: maa


FM:109285

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