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A large pre-European Maori carved pounamu damaged hei tiki

showing evidence of fire discolouration, pale to mid-grey tone with tan inclusions, head to left shoulder, hands to thighs, the legs snapped off and absent. Note: An early 20thC note accompanies this hei tiki stating 'Old broken tiki from Tohuaki Martin old pah Mangarewa/ Mamahu Rotorua Line found in scrub after fire had gone through it. Hamilton Maori Arts School Rotorua'. Registered Y20389. Provenance: The Flower Family Collection.

Realised: $3,500