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

An 18th Century Hei Tiki

Estimate: $16,000 - $26,000

Lot Details

An 18th Century Hei Tiki An impressive type I tiki carved in opaque stone with marsden inclusions, refashioned from an adze. The head is tilted to the left and displays triple ringed widely recessed eyes, a detailed nasal bridge with a diamond pattern and clearly defined nostrils and septum over a lightly marked mouth. Unusual deep wide triangulated ribs carved to the torso and three spilt toes form the feet. Partially concealed elliptical countersunk suspension hole stone-drilled to the back of the head. Height 11cm. Y07874