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Circular pendant (poria) which was also used as a leg ring for captive parrots. An original hole has been broken through and another drilled.
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Length: 3.50 centimetres
Width: 3.50 centimetres
Depth: 4 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Hooper 2006
A small circular pendant (poria) which was also used as a leg ring for captive parrots. An original hole has been broken through and another drilled. This redrilling after breakage can often be seen on old nephrite ornaments, indicating their enduring value.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1979 – 1980 15 Feb-29 Sept, London, BM, Museum of Mankind, Captain Cook in the South Seas
1998 27 Jun-1 Nov, London, BM, Maori
2008 16 Jun-14 Sep, Paris, Musée du quai Branly, Pacific Encounters
2006 21 May-13 Aug, Norwich, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Pacific Encounters
2010/11 15 Oct-18 Sept The Netherlands, Leiden, National Museum of Ethnology, Maori Mana: de kracht van de Maori (the power of the Maori)
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- Acquisition notes
- Hooper 2006: Purchased 1878 from Lieutenant-General Augustus Meyrick; most of the collection was formed by the antiquary Samuel Meyrick prior to 1827 (Starzecka, D., 1998 (ed.), 'Maori: art and culture', 2nd edition. London: British Museum Press: 152).
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