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Hei Tiki, D82.1072

Physical Description

Nephrite/inanga variety - blue/green. Head turned to right. No sealing wax in eyes, forked tongue. Arms with three fingers, 1 thumb each hand rested on thighs, legs brought together. Suspension hole above right eye broken out. Rear of hei tiki flat but rounded off at legs.

Research Notes

Feather Fractures —Russell Beck
High transparency
Suspension hole broken out. Well defined fingers and tongue
Natural
Finished
—Maika Mason
Catalogue card:
Nephrite - blue/green. Head turned to right. No sealing wax, forked tongue. Arms rest on thighs, legs brought together. Features faintly indicated only
Broken perforation Three fingers, 1 thumb each hand.
Purch Wadsworth
On display Hei tiki case

Provenance

Locality, found at S164/182
Source:

Measurements

Maximum dimensions (H x W x D): 102 x 75 x 13mm

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