This is a late 19th/early 20th C. Maori [New Zealand] Hei Tiki [Greenstone Amulet]. Handed down for generation among Maori as family treasures, such amulets are stylized ancestral figures typically worn on a neck-cord. This piece was laboriously hand-crafted from native jade (pounamu). Please note, it has some ground edges, most likely down in the 20th C. Ownership history is available with this piece.
Dimensions: 4" x 2.5"
Late 19th C. Maori [New Zealand] Jade [Pounamu] Hei Tiki [Greenstone Amulet]
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