Arts of the Pacific Islands
Nephrite, sealing wax
4 1/2 x 2 3/8 x 3/16 in. (11.5 x 6 x .5 cm) (show scale)
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Maori. Pendant (Hei-tiki). Nephrite, sealing wax, 4 1/2 x 2 3/8 x 3/16 in. (11.5 x 6 x .5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Museum Collection, 03.210. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.03.210.jpg)
. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2015
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Green nephrite ancestral pendant known as hei-tiki; in this piece, the hei-tiki head is tilted to the left; hands of three fingers only are outlined, each resting on the legs
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