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ear ornament

ear ornament
H156- Very long ear ornament("tangiwai") of bowenite with a flax tassel. New Zealand 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Photography Dept - Paul Ovenden
 
Summary:
H000156 - 27/8/1894, ear ornament, , , , New Zealand - Aotearoa, Pacific
Item Name:
ear ornament
Label:
Very long ear ornament("tangiwai") of bowenite with a flax tassel. Said to have been given to Cook by a Maori chief during Cook's voyages to New Zealand, 1768-1780.
Keywords:
body enhancement
Country:
New Zealand - Aotearoa
Collection Area:
Pacific
Museum Department:
Anthropology
Registration Date:
27/08/1894
Registration Number:
H000156
Associated Stories:
Cook collection - history of acquisition
Captain James Cook's Pacific Voyages
Cook Collection - New Zealand
Cook's Pacific Voyages - Trade and Exchange
Endeavour's Destinations 1769-1770