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

An 18th Century Hei Tiki

Realised: $24,000 plus premium

Lot Details

An 18th Century Hei Tiki A classic type I hei tiki carved in kawakawa variety stone, refashioned from an adze. The head is tilted to the right and displays clearly detailed facial features with widely recessed eyes, diamond pattern to the nasal bridge and mouth with a forked tongue and teeth. Neck and ribs carved to the torso and arms with defined elbow points. Flat even back with countersunk suspension hole to the back of the head. Provenance: ex J.B. Stevenson Collection Height 11cm. Y13577