Maori. <em>Pendant (Hei-tiki)</em>, 18th or early 19th century. Nephrite, sealing wax, pāua shell, 4 1/2 x 2 x 1/2 in  (11.4 x 5.1x 1.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Museum Collection, 03.211. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 03.211.jpg)

Pendant (Hei-tiki)


Medium: Nephrite, sealing wax, pāua shell

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:18th or early 19th century

Dimensions: 4 1/2 x 2 x 1/2 in (11.4 x 5.1x 1.3 cm)


Accession Number: 03.211

Image: 03.211.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Green nephrite ancestral pendant known as hei-tiki; in this piece, the hei-tiki head is tilted to the right; grooves indicate ribs; pendant has a prominent breastplate, triangular mouth, and crest on its forehead

Brooklyn Museum