The Epsom Collection of Taonga Tuesday, 19 March 2024 - 6:00 PM start

An 18th Century Hei Tiki

Realised: $15,000 plus premium

Lot Details

An 18th Century Hei Tiki A type I hei tiki carved in inanga variety stone which was fired and the blackened surface ground back to reveal the milky pale inner stone. The head is tilted to the left and displays triple ringed recessed eyes, detailed nasal bridge and nostrils, and mouth with forked tongue and teeth. Light rib marks to the torso with arms displaying defined elbow points, unmarked continuous legs rounded at the bottom. Height 9cm. Y3955