Greenstone pendant. Hei tiki. Human figure with oversized head tilted to one side, arms akimbo, legs flexed, feet together. Pierced at top for suspension cord. Said to have been collected on Captain Cook's third voyage, in 1777, by Midshipman Burr of H.M.S. "Discovery."
Purchased from W. O. Oldman; Subscription of Herbert L. Clark in memory of Edward W. Clark, 1911
Current & Past Exhibitions:
Polynesia Gallery (28 Jan 1982 - Jun 2010)
[Catalogue] Simmons, D. R. 1982. Catalogue of Maori Artefacts in the Museums of Canada and the United States of America. : Page/Fig./Plate: Pl. 211
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