University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameHei Tiki
Object Number: 29-180-3
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Maori
Provenience: New Zealand
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Greenstone
Shell
Height: 6.1cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number2619 - Sommerville Gem Number
29-128-2619 - Old Museum Number

Description

Heitiki. Greenstone. Eyes inlaid with Haliotis (Paua) shell. The perforation for suspension is visible in front. See 29-180-4 and 5.

Hei tiki. Rounded head, serrated paua in eyes, nose and triangle, mouth worn away. Raised line for breasts, shoulderswell modelled.


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. 211 C (left of bottom four)View Objects related to this Bibliographic Reference

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