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at the Pitt Rivers Museum


PRM000011504Ear ornament, kuru, of nephrite, from New Zealand; part of the Forster collection (Forster 122; 1886.1.1319)

Ear ornament made of nephrite. Originally one end was drilled with a hole, which has broken. The end of the pendant has then been bound with New Zealand flax fibre to form a new suspension point


  PRM000095298Ear ornament (with scale)
PRM0001294185179Microscope image of cord fibre
PRM0001294195179Microscope image of cord fibre