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

A Finely Carved 18th Century Hei Tiki

Realised: $19,000 plus premium

Lot Details

A Finely Carved 18th Century Hei Tiki This superbly carved example is an unusual hybird of the two forms displaying a typical type II head with a defined neck, ear and chin projections surmounting a classic type I body with both the three fingered hands to thighs. Carved in kawakawa variety stone with pale specks. Natural scars to the back of the head. Stone drilled suspension hole. Provenance: purchased at Sotheby's London in 1982 Height 8cm. Y15100