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Hei Tiki, D25.512

Physical Description

Pounamu/Nephrite hei tiki, kawakawa variety. Has feather fractures, is slightly schistose and high translucency. No sealing wax in eyes. Original hole for cord broken out and second hole started from back but unfinished. Head turned to right, arms on hips with no clearly marked hands and legs joined together.

Research Notes

Made using European technology if not made by European lapidary - Russell Beck 7/3/13

Provenance

Purchased for £40 from: Detective Kennedy
Belonged to his Kiti Matiu

Measurements

Maximum dimensions (H x W x D): 130 x 66 x 15mm

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