Hei tiki

Light green variety of of pounamu with Paua shell eyes.The head tilts towards the right shoulder, and both hands rest on the thighs. A countersunk suspension hole has been drilled through the top end of the forehead which is largely unseen from the front. The back surface is flat.

This small hei tiki has been made using a conventional style with hands placed upon the thighs and head
Paua eye inserts. Originally had cord and bone toggle. Suspension hole does not pierce front.
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Gifted by W.H. Skinner "Purchased from the English dealer and faker Edward Little."
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