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Rei puta

On display
human history
  • Common Name
    body adornments / ornaments
  • Other Name

    pendant (English)

  • Description

    Rei puta, made from bone, this pendant features a projecting open-work face at the point. The rei puta curves to the side along its length. The top of the pendant is flat and rough and has two cratered suspension holes. The surface is worn.

  • Accession Number
  • Accession Date
  • Other Id

    37337 (ethnology)

    1321 (Taonga Database)

  • Department
  • Display Room

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  • Display location

    Maori Court West

  • Last Update
    19 Oct 2022

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