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Hei Tiki, O50.023

Physical Description

Nephrite/head and right arm inanga/lower portion kahurangi variety, head turned to left. No sealing wax. Forked tongue. Arms rest on thighs, legs brought together at feet. Ribs (1 each side) indicated. Upper perforation broken out and another started beneath.

Research Notes

Chatoyant —Russell Beck
High transparency
Tremolite Xls inclusions
Suspension hole broken out and another started.
Natural
Finished
—Maika Mason
Catalogue card:

Nephrite, head turned to left. No sealing wax. Forked tongue. Arms rest on thighs, legs brought together at feet. Ribs (1 each side) indicated. Perforation broken
Oldman Coll 334
On display - Hei tiki
Fig 16 Hei tiki
Maori Hall label 1990:
A hei tiki breast pendant of later style with a large, angled head and the legs in squatting position.

Provenance

From the collection of William Oldman
Locality:
Source:

Measurements

Maximum dimensions (H x W x D): 88 x 62 x 10mm

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