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

A Superb 18th Century Hei Tiki

Realised: $26,000 plus premium

Lot Details

A Superb 18th Century Hei Tiki One of the smallest but most delicate and beautiful of the hei tiki in the collection. This type I form carved in kawakawa variety stone displays rare serrated cut paua set into the eye rings suggesting significant age. The facial and torso features are worn from use and age, but finely carved and clearly evident. Countersunk hole to the top of the head. Female sex is indicated. Provenance: Ex Webster Collection purchased in the UK Length 7.5cm. Y09315