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Ornament ki’i teunga

Ornament ki’i teunga

Place: Tonga
Category: Jewellery & adornment

bone, Tonga, l. 2 cm, l.1.6 cm, l. 2.5 cm, Inv. Oz 181, 182, 175

Ornament ki’i teunga, Inv. Oz 181

Humphrey No. 85 or 86 or 87 (cf. Oz 175)

The bone carving is barrel-shaped with one encircling groove at each end respectively. The piece is drilled through lengthwise. Inken Köhler, Ulrike Rehr, Gundolf Krüger

Ornament ki’i teunga, Inv. Oz 182

Humphrey No. 85 or 86 or 87 (cf. Oz 175)

The round, long piece of bone is grooved around the middle and drilled through lengthwise. Inken Köhler, Ulrike Rehr, Gundolf Krüger

Ornament ki’i teunga, Inv. Oz 175

Humphrey No. 85 or 86 or 87 (cf. Oz 181 and Oz 182)

85: ‘A singularly shaped bone Trinket from ditto [Friendly Isles]
86: ‘Another different, from ditto.’
87: ‘Ditto, from ditto.’

The piece of bone is carved to appear like a boat, or if viewed the other way round, like a roof. It is dark brown in colour and is perforated. Inken Köhler, Ulrike Rehr, Gundolf Krüger

Related artefacts

Ornament ki’i teunga, Inv. Oz 170
Pendant shell Ki’i teunga kahoa, Inv. Oz 183