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Hei

Object / Artefact › Pacific/Ethnology
  • Other titles
    • necklace
    • Neck ornament (English)
  • Description
    Hei. Neck ornament. Consisting of pink and white coloured spiral shaped land snail pūpū. The pūpū are bored and are threaded onto cotton string. The threaded pūpū are then woven around, and possibly sewn into a cloth fabric base.
  • Other Number
    16874.2, 1931.580
  • Accession number
    1931.580
  • Accession date
    16 November 1931
  • Collection area
  • Item count
    1
  • Record richness
ornament; 1931.580; 16874.2; Photographed by Andrew Hales; digital; 31 Jan 2018; Cultural Permissions Apply
ornament; 1931.580; 16874.2; Photographed by Andrew Hales;… … Read more

Artefact

  • Credit
    Collection of Auckland Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, 1931.580, 16874.2
  • Culture
  • Production
    Unknown (maker)
    Pre 1931
    sewn
    strung
  • Signature/marks
    no markings
  • Consists of
  • Dimensions
    • 0 - Whole circumference : 470mm
    • 0 - Whole depth : 30mm
    • length : 470mm
    • width : 30mm
  • Record created
    11 November 2002

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