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ID: 700001776Record Type: Movable Work
Images: 1
Rei Niho Paraoa (sperm whale tooth pendant) (pendant (jewelry); Unknown; 1500-1850; Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (Wellington, Welling...; WE001046)
Note: This rei puta (tusk/ivory neck pendant) is made from sperm whale ivory. It has large black eyes and a nose engraved onto the distral tip, forming a face. Four suspension holes have been drilled along the basal edge. It is predominantly off-white in colour with yellow patina.
Titles:
Rei Niho Paraoa (sperm whale tooth pendant) (preferred,C,U,RP,English-P,U,U)
Catalog Level: item
Work Types:
pendant (jewelry) [300046002] (preferred)
..... (Objects Facet, Furnishings and Equipment (Hierarchy Name), Costume (Hierarchy Name), costume (mode of fashion), costume accessories, costume accessories worn, jewelry, <jewelry by form>)
pectoral [300211902]
..... (Objects Facet, Furnishings and Equipment (Hierarchy Name), Costume (Hierarchy Name), costume (mode of fashion), costume accessories, costume accessories worn, jewelry, <jewelry by location>, jewelry worn around the neck or on the upper body)

Classifications:
jewelry / adornment (preferred)

Creation Date: 1500-1850

Creator Display:
Unknown [preferred,VP]
craftsman unknown (unknown cultural designation) [500125274]
Locations:
Creation: Hokianga Harbour [1114457] Northland (region (administrative division)), North Island (national division), New Zealand (nation), Oceania (continent), World (facet) (Geographic)
Current: Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (Wellington, Wellington region, North Island, Oceania) [500311561] Corporate Bodies (Corp. Body)
Repository Numbers: WE001046
Credit Line: Bequest of Kenneth Athol Webster, 1971
Display Materials: sperm whale tooth
tooth [300011855]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (Hierarchy Name), materials (matter), <materials by composition>, combination inorganic/organic material, combination inorganic/organic animal material, <bone and bone components>, bone (material), <bone by form>, <tooth and tooth components>)
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>)

Dimensions: Overall: 163 (height) x 69 (length) x 30 (width) mm
General Subject:
ornament (preferred )

List/Hierarchical Position:
..... Top of the CONA hierarchy
.......... Movable Work
Sources and Contributors:
Rei Niho Paraoa (sperm whale tooth pendant)........ [VP]
........ Te Papa spreadsheet (2012)
........ Te Papa online (2000-) http://collections.tepapa.govt.nz/ObjectDetails.aspx?oid=169692; accessed 17 August 2012
Subject: ....... [VP]
Note:
English ..... [VP]
..... Te Papa online (2000-) http://collections.tepapa.govt.nz/ObjectDetails.aspx?oid=169692; accessed 17 August 2012
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