Accession No

Z 2771 G


Description

Earring; Ear ornament - Ear ornament of ivory.


Place

Oceania; Polynesia; Fiji; Viti Levu


Period


Source

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


Department

Anth


Reference Numbers

Z 2771 G; 1923.H121


Cultural Affliation

Kai Tholo [from catalogue card]; Kai Colo [from catalogue card]


Material

Tooth; Ivory


Local Term

Saunidaliga [Fiji Project]


Measurements


Events

Description (CMS Description)
Ear ornament of ivory.
Event Date 6/7/1987
Author: maa


Context (CMS Context)
Labels & inscriptions: '1923.H121.' and 'Z. 2771 G' inscribed in black ink on the object.
Event Date 28/6/2013
Author: Lucie Carreau


Context (CMS Context)
Catalogue card 1 reads: [stamped in black ink:] 'Z 2771 [added in blue pen: 'A-J'] FIJI'. [typed:] Viti Levu. Ear ornaments of ivory, 9 in number, a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h, j. Worn by the Kai Tholo, the people of the mountains and highly valued. (A) is worn by women, (e) is mostly found in use by the men of the upper part of the Wai ni Mala river. [stamped in black ink:] 'THE VON HÜGEL COLLECTION CIRCA 1875.' [added in blue pen:] '1923 H 118 - 125 + 1884 G 30' and 'Z 2771 F - 1884 G 30; this is probably a Gordon rather than Von Hugel piece. [added in black pen:] '(Centenary exhibition)'. [in pencil in the bottom left corner:] '1/192'. [stamped in blue ink in the bottom right corner:] 'SHOW CASE NUMBER 1'. A round red sticker pasted on the card.
Catalogue card 2 reads: [handwritten in black ink:] 'Z 2771. VITI LEVU. Ear ornaments of ivory, 9 in number a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h, j. Worn by the Kai Tholo, the people of the mountains and highly valued. A is worn by women. (e) is mostly found in use by the men of the upper part of the Wai ni Mala river. Show Case Number 1'. [in pencil in the bottom left corner:] '1/192'. [added in black pen:] '(C.1875) C + D. A. VON HUGEL'.
Event Date 28/6/2013
Author: Lucie Carreau


Description (CMS Description)
Ear ornament carved from sperm whale teeth. The part going through the lobe is hollow and lightly notched at the base. The other end transforms into a wider disc of ivory, the edge of which is notched. From the disc projects a tusk-shape protrusion.
Event Date 28/6/2013
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


FM:110002

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