From: New Zealand

Curatorial Section: Oceanian

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Native Name Hei Tiki
Object Number P2318
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Maori
Provenience New Zealand
Section Oceanian
Materials Greenstone | Shell | Bone | Plant Fiber

Greenstone pendant. Hei tiki. Human figure with oversized head tilted to one side, arms akimbo, legs flexed, feet together. Abalone shell eyes. Suspension cord, bone toggle. Label on back reads: Hei Tiki / Maori Jade / New Zealand /Murdering Beach / [?????] cord and Bone Toggle [??] Hei tiki were, and are, treasured Maori ornaments. Their value derives from the hours of labor required to carve the hard material and from association with the ancestors through whose hands the carvings have passed, from generation to generation,

Height 7.7 cm
Length 25.7 cm
Width 3.6 cm
Credit Line Purchased from W. O. Oldman; Subscription of Herbert L. Clark in memory of Edward W. Clark, 1911
Other Number 18745 - Dealer's Number

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