Maori Nephrite Human Form Pendant, hei tiki, New Zealand
Lot 15
Maori Nephrite Human Form Pendant, New Zealand
Sold for US$ 5,000 inc. premium
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Maori Nephrite Human Form Pendant, hei tiki, New Zealand Maori Nephrite Human Form Pendant, hei tiki, New Zealand Maori Nephrite Human Form Pendant, hei tiki, New Zealand Maori Nephrite Human Form Pendant, hei tiki, New Zealand
Lot Details
Maori Nephrite Human Form Pendant, New Zealand
height 4in (10cm)
hei tiki, the body with conjoined feet, arched shoulders leading to bent arms with hands resting on the hips, surmounted by a large flat head turned sharply to the right with open mouth revealing teeth, pierced through the legs, under the arms and at the crown for attachment, showing wear indicative of age and use; fine translucent green stone with traces of red wax around the eyes.

Provenance:
Private Collection, England
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  1. Fredric Backlar
    Specialist - African, Oceanic and Pre-Columbian Art
    Bonhams
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    Los Angeles, 90046
    United States
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