Hei tiki/Toki pounamu

Description
Originally large pounamu toki poutangata with suspension hole. In process of being made into a hei tiki. The pounamu is opaque and is a grey-green/silvery colour with the presence of chromite grains. This colouring indicates that the pounamu was heat treated at high temperatures. Lower half has roughed out tiki form.
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Accession number
A77.282
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