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Hei Tiki, D71.81

Physical Description

Tangiwai/bowenite, Anita Bay source. Hei tiki made from green streaky pounamu. Missing most of its right leg. Head is tilted towards its left side. Relatively small eyes with some red sealing wax in evidence. Large tongue protrudes from mouth. One arm rests on thigh while Hei Tiki's right arm is bent around towards left shoulder. Three fingers to each hand in evidence. There is a single suspensory straight walled perforation hole at top of the head indicating possible use of mechanical drill.High translucency.

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Measurements

Maximum dimensions (H x W x D): 79 x 53 x 10mm

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