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Hei Tiki, D65.918

Physical Description

Pounamu hei tiki. Very light green with white spots layers -
Smooth edges and shape; few details indicated by incised lines (nose and nostrils, lips, shoulders and feet); the head is turned to the right; cracked brown line through the nose; small hole at the top; at the back, natural depression on the right shoulder.

Research Notes

Feather Fractures —Russell Beck
High transparency
Purplish Brown Talc inclusions
Chromite Grains
Natural
Finished. Worked/Flake

Provenance

Purchased from Mr H Lewis
Locality: a hut site by the palisade west of the stream
Source:

Measurements

Maximum dimensions (H x W x D): 94 x 52 x 5mm

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