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Hei tiki

human history
  • Common Name
    body adornments / ornaments
  • Other Name

    bone pendant (descriptive name)

  • Description

    hei tiki; female; paraoa; modern manufacture; pointed head tilts right; facial features detailed; carved decoration; ears; red sealing wax, serrated paua insets; curling tongue protrudes to chin; teeth; convex front; carved decoration on hands; right hand on chest, fingers to chin; left hand across stomach; feet differentiated by pattern on curved distal edge; concave reverse of body; high polish; complete.

  • Accession Number
  • Accession Date
  • Other Id

    36225 (ethnology)

    3212 (Taonga Database)

  • Department
hei tiki, 36225

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  • Last Update
    31 Mar 2023

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