Hei tiki

Reference : 2162

Hei tiki ornament

Nephrite, red wax
Height: 11.8cm
Maori population
New zealand

Source :
– Gary Parker Collection, London

This ancient hei tiki has been carved from mottled olive-green jadeite.
He still has the sealing wax around his eyes. Material of great importance to the Maoris, exchanged with early navigators
The object has an old break and a superb patina of use.

Price: €11,500

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