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Hei Tiki, D24.1002

Physical Description

Pounamu/nephrite, inanga variety. Pointed head which is turned to left. Pointed tongue sits over centre of lower lip. Sealing wax fills both eyes. Head large in relation to body. Breasts evident with elbows highlighted and hands in light relief sitting on thighs. Scarf evident on rear of head with one attempted perforation and another successfully drilled adjacent through centre of forehead.High transparency and high chatoyancy. legs joined.

Research Notes

Catalogue card:

Beautiful Light Greenstone
There is a high polish
Eyes are filled with sealing wax.
Later entry:
Has "North Is." marked on back.
Later entry:
back cover Hei tiki

Provenance

Locality:

Measurements

Maximum dimensions (H x W x D): 90 x 45 x 8mm

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