Hei TikiAbout this object
Large Hei Tiki (neck ornament) of superb design, a relic of the Ngai Tahu occupation of Kaiapohia Pa, Woodend, CanterburyDate Made
Large superbly sculptured Hei Tiki, head on left shoulder, with distinctive features of squared lug for suspension, and boldly expanded body. This style seems to have been favoured by the Ngai Tahu of North Canterbury. Purchased from the collection of K.A. Webster, London, the tiki is ascribed to :Kaiapoi" but this probably means "Kaiaphia".Medium and Materials
Translucent apple-green nephrite (pounamu) known as KahurangiMeasurements
13.5x9.8cm (LW)Credit Line
Hei Tiki, Canterbury Museum, E163.254, New ZealandObject Type
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