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Carved bone pendant with cord

Museum number:
11-42912
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Accession number:
Acc.4047
Object count:
1
Count note:
1
Description:
Pendent made of walrus ivory(?); mythological figure, curvilinear with openwork; circular face(with what appears to be identifiable walrus ivory markings on back). Two feet, each with three toes; on plaited and waxed flax(?) cordage which has toggle and loop.
Donor:
Te Maori Elders and Youth
Collection place:
New Zealand
Culture or time period:
Maori
Materials:
Walrus ivory
Taxon:
Odobenus rosmarus
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
5.1 Religion and Divination: Objects and garb associated with practices reflecting submission, devotion, obedience, and service to supernatural agencies
Department:
Cat. 11 - Oceania (incl. Australia)
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