University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameHei Tiki
Object Number: 29-180-5
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Maori
Provenience: New Zealand
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Greenstone
Height: 8cm
Width: 4cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number2621 - Sommerville Gem Number
29-128-2621 - Other Number

Description

Hei tiki. Greenstone. The inlay for the eyes is wanting; see 29-180-3. The perforation is not visible in front; cf. 29-180-3. Part of the circumference of one eye is broken off.

Rounded head, chin on left shoulder, nose not well marked, breasts clearly marked with double raised lines, hands on thighs. Perforation has broken and a new one hs been made in the back of the head from top and bottom leaving a bar. Female sex shown.


Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Simmons, D. R. 1982. Catalogue of Maori Artefacts in the Museums of Canada and the United States of America. : Page/Fig./Plate: Pl. 211View Objects cited in this Publication

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