A late 19th century Maori jade hei-tiki or tiki. The dark green Maori jade with red outlines to the eye indentations. Length 6.2cms. Weight 37.5gms.
This lot is in good condition, with light scratches to the Moari jade in keeping with age and wear. The Maori jade is of a dark, opaque green, with occasional lighter areas. The red to the eyes (possibly red sealing wax, as was typically used) is lightly worn, and there is some accumulated dirt to that area, which would benefit from cleaning. Please note that this tiki does not have a surmount loop.