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Object: Hei tiki (pendant in human form)

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Title Hei tiki (pendant in human form)
Production Unknown (carver), 1840, Northland
Medium summary Whale ivory, paua shell
Materials ivory, paua shell
Classification pendants, pectorals
Technique carving
Dimensions Overall: 82mm (Length) x 52mm (Width) x 9mm (Depth)
Credit line Purchased 1972
Registration number ME012644
A well carved and proportioned whale ivory tiki inset with paua shell inlay eyes. This tiki belonged to the Church Missionary Society missionary, the Reverend Richard Taylor (1805-1873). and is believed to have been presented to him at the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840.

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