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Polynesian Carved Greenstone Neck Pendant

Auction:
2506
Lot:
258
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Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 2506
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
May 15, 2010 10:00AM

Description:

Polynesian Carved Greenstone Neck Pendant, Hei Tiki, Maori, New Zealand, 19th century, carved with oval shaped head, chin toward the left shoulder, right hand to the chest, left hand to the thigh, with haliotis shell ringlets around the pupils, pierced at top and bottom for suspension, ht. 6, wd. 3 1/2 in.

Provenance: A private Australian collection.
Estimate $8,000-12,000

Keywords

Maori, New Zealand, oval shaped head, Abalone, Tiki

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