Overall: 30.8 x 69.8 cm (12 1/8 x 27 1/2 in.)
The Mary Spedding Milliken Memorial Collection, Gift of William Mathewson Milliken 1961.406
Chiefly women of Rapa Nui (Easter Island) wore crescent-shaped gorgets like this one.
Elegant, crescent-shaped gorgets or chest ornaments known as rei miro (“necklace of wood”) were generally worn by chiefly women of Rapa Nui (Easter Island). The abstracted forms at the tips of this example replace the human heads that are more typical.
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