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African & Oceanic Art / Maori Anthropomorphic Pendant, New Zealand, ca. 1600 - 1850

Lot 18
Maori Anthropomorphic Pendant, New Zealand, ca. 1600 - 1850
27 April 2022, 10:00 EDT
New York

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Maori Anthropomorphic Pendant, New Zealand, ca. 1600 - 1850

hei tiki
Nephrite jade (pounamum)
Height 3 1/2in (9cm)

Provenance
Armand Fernandez/Arman, New York/Paris/Vence
Roberta and Lance Entwistle, London/Paris
Important Private Collection, acquired from the above in 1993

Finely carved in a warm olive green stone, the elliptical head slightly leaning to left with suspension hole on top, large circular incised eyes and mouth heavily rubbed and worn; high arching shoulders with arms resting on thighs; wear indictive of significant age and use.

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