Breast ornament

Description
Carved with a head at each end, the eyes inlaid with bone and obsidian. Worn by high-ranking males.

“Collected by R.F.S. Merrick in 1924-25, during the British Scientific Expedition to the Pacific.” Transferred from WoodSpring Museum, Weston-super-mare, in 1974.

W.563 x DP.255mm
Accession Loan No.
64/1974/22
Simple Name
ornament
Full Name
breast ornament (rei miro)
Common Name
breast ornament
Production Country
Easter Island (Special Territory of Chile)
Material
wood; bone; obsidian
Collection Class
Personal ornament
Collection Contintent
Pacific
Collection Area Region
POLYN
Production County
Rapa Nui (Easter Island)
Production Area Region
Polynesia
Production Continent
Oceania
Production Year High
1925
Function Name
clothing personal ornament
Created At
2016-10-13 15:46:14
Updated At
2019-07-30 15:58:28

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