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Object: Breastplate

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Title Breastplate
Production Preston, Alan (maker/artist), 1987, New Zealand
Medium summary Abalone shell, paua shell, vau (hibiscus bark fibre), silver
Materials silver alloy, paua shell
Classification necklaces, jewellery, artifacts
Technique cutting, polishing, jewellery making, braiding
Dimensions Overall: 61mm (Height) x 740mm (Length) x 153mm (Width/Depth)
Credit line Gift of the Friends of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, 1993
Registration number 1993-0038-38
'I give thanks to the people of the Pacific and their ancestors. Their traditions together with mine are a source of ideas and inspiration for my comments about a new Oceania.' Alan Preston Bone Stone Shell: New Jewellery New Zealand. Catalogue, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs/Crafts Council of New Zealand. Wellington, 1988

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