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ID: 700001773Record Type: Movable Work
Images: 1
Rei (necklace) (necklace; Unknown; ca. 1800s; Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (Wellington, Welling...; OL000479)
Note: This necklace consisting of seven small ivory or bone units suspended at regular intervals from a fibre cord. The cord is composed of plaited sennit seized with plaited human hair and is looped at one end and frayed at the other. The pendant pieces are four curved rectangular plates, two 'double spheres' or 'sex emblems' (thought to depict testicles), and a well-modelled 'pig' in the centre with a spiral-ridged tail. A necklace such as this would only have been worn by people of high status.
Titles:
Rei (necklace) (preferred,C,U,RP,English-P,U,U)
Catalog Level: item
Work Types:
necklace [300046001] (preferred)
..... (Objects Facet, Furnishings and Equipment (Hierarchy Name), Costume (Hierarchy Name), costume (mode of fashion), costume accessories, worn costume accessories, jewelry, <jewelry by location>, jewelry worn around the neck or on the upper body)

Classifications:
jewelry / adornment (preferred)

Creation Date: ca. 1800s

Creator Display:
Unknown [preferred,VP]
craftsman unknown (unknown cultural designation) [500125274]
Locations:
Current: Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (Wellington, Wellington region, North Island, New Zealand) [500311561] Corporate Bodies (Corp. Body)
Repository Numbers: OL000479
Credit Line: Oldman Collection. Gift of the New Zealand Government, 1992
Creation: Cook Islands [7006213] Oceania (continent), World (facet) (Geographic)
Display Materials: coconut fibre (Sennit), human hair, whale bone
coir [300014056]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (Hierarchy Name), materials (matter), <materials by form>, <materials by physical form>, <fiber and fiber products>, fiber, natural fiber, plant fiber)
human hair [300011820]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (Hierarchy Name), materials (matter), <materials by origin>, biological material, animal material, keratinous material, <hair and hair components>, hair, <hair by composition or origin>)
baleen [300192974]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (Hierarchy Name), materials (matter), <materials by origin>, biological material, animal material, keratinous material)
carving (processes) [300053149]
.......(Activities Facet, Processes and Techniques (Hierarchy Name), <processes and techniques (processes and techniques)>, <processes and techniques by specific type>, <subtractive processes and techniques>, <carving and carving techniques>)
braiding [300053638]
.......(Activities Facet, Processes and Techniques (Hierarchy Name), <processes and techniques (processes and techniques)>, <processes and techniques by specific type>, <processes and techniques by material>, textile processes and techniques, <textile construction processes and techniques>)

Dimensions: Overall: 470 (length) mm
General Subject:
ornament (preferred )

List/Hierarchical Position:
..... Top of the CONA hierarchy
.......... Movable Work
Sources and Contributors:
Rei (necklace)........ [VP]
........ Te Papa spreadsheet (2012)
........ Te Papa online (2000-) http://collections.tepapa.govt.nz/ObjectDetails.aspx?oid=185698; accessed 17 August 2012
Subject: ....... [VP]
Note:
English ..... [VP]
..... Te Papa online (2000-) http://collections.tepapa.govt.nz/ObjectDetails.aspx?oid=185698; accessed 17 August 2012
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