Maori Greenstone Amulet, hei tiki, New Zealand
height 3 3/8in (8.5cm)
finely carved, probably without the use of metal tools, with paua (Haliotis) shell-inlay eyes, faint remnants of carving on the face and belly indicative of much wear and handling, two suspension holes on the reverse, one worn through and the other inset with a later gold ring.
Private Collection, England
African, Oceanic and Pre-Columbian Art
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