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An Important 19th Century Pounamu Hei-Tiki from the Collection of Charles Frederick Goldie

Realised: $20,000 plus premium


Lot Description

An Important 19th Century Pounamu Hei-Tiki from the Collection of Charles Frederick Goldie Light green inanga type variety with tilted head and lightly delineated hands placed on the thighs. The circular eyes with applied red sealing wax. Pierced through the head for suspension. Signed on the back C F Goldie and inscribed in faint white script with the name Ngaheke. Ngaheke Perira Te Kahikura was a Te Arawa Chieftainess that Goldie painted in 1915. Complete with supporting documentation. Provenance: Sold by Dunbar Sloane Wellington in 1974 8.5cm length, 6cm width. Y 17776