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Name/Title Hei Tiki / Greenstone Pendant (Hauraki)
Primary Maker Maker, Unknown
Production Date Mid 19th Century
Object Type Hei Tiki
"Y" National Registered Collector Number
Classification Pendant/Jewelry/Body Adornments/Adornment/03 Personal Artifacts/Nomenclature
Hei tiki/Kohei/He Kura/Taonga Maori Thesaurus
Department Tangata Whenua
Brief Description This hei tiki or figure carved from pounamu or greenstone is a fine example of these highly regarded objects. Often named for a significant ancestor these pieces were passed down through the generations. Pounamu is found only in the South Island making it an expensive and sort after material by those in the North. It was often traded or looted during intertribal exchanges.
Measurements 102 x 46 x 15mm
Media/Materials Greenstone (pounamu) tiki
Production Period Mid/19th Century
Production Place Coromandel/North Island/New Zealand
Iwi Hauraki/Tainui
Collection Trust Waikato Art and Taonga Collection/Tangata Whenua
Signature/Marks "Y10827" written on reverse
Accession Date 14 Dec 2007
Acquisition Method Transfer
Credit Line Trust Waikato Art and Taonga Collection
Accession No 2007/24/3
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