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

A Rare 18th Century Hei Tiki

Realised: $55,000 plus premium

Lot Details

An 18th Century Hei Tiki This type II form was carved in the highly prized pale silvery inanga variety stone. The head is tilted to the left and displays the ear and chin projection typical of the type II form. The nose it slightly raised and the heart shaped mouth is indented. The highly curved belly is raised, and both hands display finger markings. Countersunk hole to the top of the head. Height 10.5cm. Y10047