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Hei Tiki, D2013.73

Physical Description

Nephrite/inanga variety/pale green. Head turned to left side. Forked tongue - rests on lower lip. Hands rest on thighs, legs brought together. No sealing wax. Two perforations attempted from rear of centre forehead, intact one destroys part of left eye. Female genitalia.

Research Notes

Later entry:
Sept
Greenstone Hei Tiki Maori
E. Coast
Pres Miss E.M.Valentine
177 gladstone Rd
Dalmore

Catalogue card:

Nephrite. Head turned to left side. Forked tongue - rests on lower lip. Hands rest on thighs, legs brought together. No sealing wax. Two broken perforations centre forehead, intact one destroys part of left eye.
On display - Tiki case
Fig 30 Hei tiki
High translucency, Arahura source,

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Measurements

Maximum dimensions (H x W x D): 60 x 40 x 8mm

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