Pendant and ring

Description
The Maori would often keep live birds for their feathers or to attract others of their species. Young kaka parrots (Nestor meridionalis) could be tethered using leg rings made from nephrite. When not in use this ring would be worn as a pendant. This item was considered an heirloom.
Accession Loan No.
163/1999/2
Collection Class
Personal ornament
Common Name
pendant and ring
Simple Name
ornament and tether
Full Name
pendant and tethering ring
Dimensions
whole diameter 25 mm
Cultural Group
Maori
Production Year High
1999
Production Country
New Zealand
Production Area Region
Polynesia
Production Continent
Oceania
Family Group

Material
nephrite
Function Name
personal ornament
Collection Country
New Zealand
Collection Area Region
Australia and New Zealand
Collection Continent
Oceania

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