- Museum number
Anthropomorphic nephrite hei tiki pendant: homogenous dark green, head to right, hands on hips, clearly marked vulva, large old-type hole, slightly concave back.
Height: 13.80 centimetres
- Curator's comments
Starzecka, Neich & Pendergrast 2010
Provenance: Christy Collection. Acquired before 1862.
Comments: eighteenth or early nineteenth century, surface details well done, probably shaped from disused adze blade, perfect example (RN); Taranaki, eighteenth century (DRS).
References: British Museum 1925: pl. x, bottom left; Christy 1862: 65.11; Te Awekotuku 1996: 45.
Slip "St.825". Steinhauer Catalogue of Christy Collection (pub.1862), p.65.no.11. This item is also described under the number "825" (second Slip) in Christy "Four Figure" series (mentioned in Four Figure Register). The correct number is "St.825". (AMD,3/1996).
- On display (G1/wp96)
- Exhibition history
1998 27 Jun-1 Nov, London, BM, Maori
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
CDMS number: Oc186?C5.825 (old CDMS no.)
Previous owner/ex-collection number: Oc.825 (Second Christy "Four Figure" Slip, in error)