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breast ornament

breast ornament
H149- Chest ornament made of tiny slips of pearl shell strung together, with trade bead tassles. Part of a mourning costume (heva). Tahiti, the Society Islands 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Photography Dept - Paul Ovenden
 
Summary:
H000149 - 28/8/1894, breast ornament, , Tahiti, Society Islands, French Polynesia, Pacific
Item Name:
breast ornament
Label:
Chest ornament made of tiny slips of pearl shell strung together, with trade bead tassles. Part of a mourning costume (heva) from Tahiti, the Society Islands, the Pacific. Probably collected on Cook's second voyage 1772-1775, when parts of at least 10 complete Tahitian mourning outfits were collected and the ceremonies further described and depicted in the journals of the voyage.
Keywords:
mourning
ceremony
clothing
Region:
Tahiti
Province/State:
Society Islands
Country:
French Polynesia
Collection Area:
Pacific
Museum Department:
Anthropology
Registration Date:
28/08/1894
Registration Number:
H000149
Associated Stories:
Cook collection - history of acquisition
Captain James Cook's Pacific Voyages
Cook Collection - Society Islands
Cook's Pacific Voyages - Trade and Exchange
Endeavour's Destinations 1769-1770