A pounamu hei tiki

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000

Lot Description

A pounamu hei tiki, with head strongly turned to the right and hands clasped to thighs, with original hourglass suspension hole broken through and another re-drilled to the forehead, variable mid-green tone with some translucence. Old label affixed to the back probably reads: 'Kaikai Beach' (to the North of Otago Harbour). H.90mm. Provenance: [Sold at auction c.1996 Sloane's Wellington lot 229]. Private Estate Collection. Registered Y7843.