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hei tiki

human history
  • Other Name

    greenstone pendant (descriptive name)

  • Description

    hei tiki; Poroutawhao; Ngati Toa; Rangihaeata; pounamu; variegated mid green nephrite; head tilts to right; cratered suspension hole above left eye; red sealing wax eyes; heart shaped mouth; tongue extends to chin; right hand spans stomach; left hand spans thigh; navel defined; curved distal edge; flat back; dull polish; complete.

  • Accession Number
  • Accession Date
    07 Jul 1935
  • Other Id

    21995 (ethnology)

    147/32 (accession number)

    17364 (ethnology)

    2048 (Taonga Database)

  • Department
Hei Tiki, 21995

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  • Last Update
    31 Mar 2023

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