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Hei Tiki, D32.418

Physical Description

Nephrite/pounamu hei tiki, kahurangi variety. High transparency, evidence of rind on back, head turned to left with cleanly defined features.Defined arms with elbows and three fingered hands sit on thighs, legs joined and lightly defined at feet. Suspension hole on top of head broken out.

Research Notes

Feather Fractures —Russell Beck
High transparency
Chrome garnet inclusions
Suspension hole broken out.
—Maika Mason
Catalogue card:

Light Greenstone
Found on site of municipal croquet lawn Kaikoura by Kennedy
Purchased £13 Fels Fund through W Ferry
Later entry:
Fig 25 Hei tiki


Dug up by Kennedy


Maximum dimensions (H x W x D): 103 x 50mm

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