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Pendant (Hei-tiki)

Arts of the Pacific Islands

MEDIUM Nephrite, fiber
DATES before 18th century
DIMENSIONS 4 5/16 x 2 3/8 x 5/16 in. (11 x 6 x .8 cm)  (show scale)
INSCRIPTIONS Label on back reads "Brooklyn 148"
CREDIT LINE Brooklyn Museum Collection
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Green nephrite ancestral pendant known as hei-tiki; head is tilted to the right with arms on legs. Remnants of fiber cordage remains threaded through the hole in the back of the head.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Maori. Pendant (Hei-tiki), before 18th century. Nephrite, fiber, 4 5/16 x 2 3/8 x 5/16 in. (11 x 6 x .8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Museum Collection, 03.213. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.03.213.jpg)
IMAGE overall, CUR.03.213.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2015
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