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Hei Tiki, D24.864

Physical Description

Nephrite/pounamu hei tiki, kawakawa variety. Head turned to left, distinctive arms with elbow and three fingered hands sitting on hips. Legs ground thinner than rest of body. Three toes on feet and markings on abdomen indicating female. Suspension hole worn out with second started but unfinished on rear

Research Notes

Feather Fractures —Russell Beck
High transparency
Chromite Grains inclusions
Suspension hole worn out, Suspect has been suspended through leg.
Low Temperature heat treated. Reground after heating.
Finished

Provenance

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Measurements

Maximum dimensions (H x W x D): 70 x 54 x 10mm

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