University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameHei Tiki
Object Number: P3124
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: New Zealand
Height: 12.9cm
Width: 7cm
Depth: 0.8cm
Credit Line:Purchased from W. O. Oldman, 1912
Other Number29664 - Oldman Number
0109 - Cast Number


Hei tiki with triangular pointed head in Taranaki style. Large eyes, nose and mouth clearly marked. Shoulders well modelled with line marking breast and a line under this. "Ankle" knobs at base of tiki. Head with chin on left shoulder, slightly narrower (5.5 cm) than the body (6.6 cm). Head length 5.8 is in proportion to the body (7.1 cm) slightly smaller.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Discovering the Past: Highlights from the University Museum (IBM) (20 Jun 1989 - 20 Aug 1989)View Objects in Exhibition


[Article] Hall, H. U. 1920. "Maori Wood Carving and Moko". Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 238View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Davidson, Daniel S. The Oceanic Collections of the University Museum. The University Museum Bulletin. 12 (3-4) Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 1View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue] Simmons, D. R. 1982. Catalogue of Maori Artefacts in the Museums of Canada and the United States of America. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Pl. 211View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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