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Hei Tiki, D39.352

Physical Description

Nephrite - burnt yellow/cream over most of surface
Head turned to left. One hand on chest, other on thigh. Legs broken off just below hips. Oval head turned to left- very few facial features, eyes (no sealing wax) and mouth only. Female sex indicated. Perforated at top - biconical.

Research Notes

The high temperature has destroyed all characteristics of the stone - Russell Beck 8/3/13

Provenance

? Locality

Measurements

Maximum dimensions (H x W x D): 90 x 40 x 10mm

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