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

A Superb 18th Century Hei Tiki

Realised: $21,000 plus premium

Lot Details

A Superb 18th Century Hei Tiki A fine example a type I form carved in the highly prized Kahurangi variety stone. The head is tilted to the left, the triple ringed eyes are embellished with red sealing wax (added later), the mouth and nose are well defined with the nasal ridge extending to the forehead, the feet showing stylised toes. Female sex. Concealed countersunk hole to the top of the head. Provenance: J.B. Stevenson Collection later purchased from Dunbar Sloane in 2008 Height: 10cm. Y1174