Lot 42: A Fine and well carved Maori Nephrite Tiki

A Fine and well carved Maori Nephrite Tiki, Maori; New Zealand

The carved Tiki of classical form with large head turned to the side, the eyes with remains of red sealing wax infill, nose with flaring nostrils and open mouth, the figure with arms to the bent legs and legs characteristically curled at the knees; openwork spaces between the body and the arms and the legs, hole pierced at top of head for attachment; fine old surface from use and rubbing, excellent color to the nephrite. fine example. H. 2 3/4"

Property of an East Coast private collector

Ex. Old Private collection, New Hampshire

Price Realized: $1,600

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