Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Pendant (Hei Tiki)

early to mid-20th century
New Zealand
Maori people (?)
Human skull, shell
H. 3 3/8 x W. 2 7/16 x D. 1 in. (8.6 x 6.2 x 2.5 cm)
Credit Line:
The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Bequest of Nelson A. Rockefeller, 1979
Accession Number:
Not on view
[Julius Carlebach Gallery, New York, until 1950]; Nelson A. Rockefeller, New York, 1950, on loan to The Museum of Primitive Art, New York, 1957–1978

Mead, Hirini (Sidney) Moko, ed. Te Maori: Maori Art from New Zealand Collections. New York, 1985.

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