Arts of the Pacific Islands
Nephrite, sealing wax
18th century (possibly)
2 3/4 x 1 11/16 x 1 3/16 in. (7 x 4.3 x 3 cm) (show scale)
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Maori. Pendant (Hei-tiki), 18th century (possibly). Nephrite, sealing wax, 2 3/4 x 1 11/16 x 1 3/16 in. (7 x 4.3 x 3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Museum Collection, 03.212. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 03.212_acetate_bw.jpg)
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Green nephrite ancestral pendant known as hei-tiki; head is tilted to the left; eyes were inlaid with pāua (haliotis) shell, now missing, showing red sealing wax below; hands are outlined with three fingers, each resting on the legs.
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