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A pre-European Maori carved pounamu hei tiki

the top of the head with old pre-European scarf and snap cut, the body of mid to pale tone with semi-translucence, the head with evidence of being in a fire. Length 93, width 66. Note: it is possible that due to difficulty in drilling a suspension hole to the top that pre-European modifications to this hei tiki were in progress, however unfinished. Registered Y20390. Provenance: The Flower Family Collection.

Realised: $2,300