Maori. <em>Pendant (Hei-tiki)</em>, 18th century. Nephrite, sealing wax, 2 3/4 x 1 11/16 x 1 3/16 in.  (7 x 4.3 x 3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Museum Collection, 03.212. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 03.212_acetate_bw.jpg)

Pendant (Hei-tiki)


Medium: Nephrite, sealing wax

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:18th century

Dimensions: 2 3/4 x 1 11/16 x 1 3/16 in. (7 x 4.3 x 3 cm)


Accession Number: 03.212

Image: 03.212_acetate_bw.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Green nephrite ancestral pendant known as hei-tiki; head is tilted to the left; eyes were inlaid with pāua (haliotis) shell, now missing, showing red sealing wax below; hands are outlined with three fingers, each resting on the legs.

Brooklyn Museum