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ID: 700001720Record Type: Movable Work
Images: 1
Hei tiki (pendant in human form) (pendant (jewelry); Unknown; 1800-1900; Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (Wellington, Welling...; registration number: ME002971)
Note: This female hei tiki is representative of the less common variety of hei tiki referred to as Type B by H.G. Robley in 1915 and as Type 2 by K.A. Webster in 1948. This variety of hei tiki has a smaller head angled to one side, an extended neck, a hunched shoulder, and one hand raised to the chest. Note the red sealing wax in the eyes, the forked tongue extending from the mouth, and the ear, chin, and elbow projections. The impressive size of this tiki - and evidence from the hole that it has never been worn - indicates that it may have been a trade item which came to reside in a collection soon after it was made.
Titles:
Hei tiki (pendant in human form) (preferred,C,U,RP,undetermined,U,U)
Catalog Level: item
Work Types:
pendant (jewelry) [300046002] (preferred)
..... (Objects Facet, Furnishings and Equipment (Hierarchy Name), Costume (Hierarchy Name), costume (mode of fashion), costume accessories, worn costume accessories, jewelry, <jewelry by form>)
pectoral [300211902]
..... (Objects Facet, Furnishings and Equipment (Hierarchy Name), Costume (Hierarchy Name), costume (mode of fashion), costume accessories, worn costume accessories, jewelry, <jewelry by location>, jewelry worn around the neck or on the upper body)

Classifications:
jewelry / adornment (preferred)

Creation Date: 1800-1900

Creator Display:
Unknown [preferred,VP]
stone carver unknown (unknown cultural designation) [500125274]
Locations:
Current: Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (Wellington, Wellington region, North Island, New Zealand) [500311561] Corporate Bodies (Corp. Body)
Repository Numbers: registration number: ME002971
Credit Line: Gift of Alexander Turnbull, 1913
Display Materials: inanga, sealing wax
inanga (stone) [300379292]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (Hierarchy Name), materials (matter), <materials by composition>, inorganic material, mineral, pounamu)
sealing wax [300311202]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (Hierarchy Name), materials (matter), <materials by composition>, organic material, wax, <wax by form or function>)
lapidary (process) [300053937]
.......(Activities Facet, Processes and Techniques (Hierarchy Name), <processes and techniques (processes and techniques)>, <processes and techniques by specific type>, <processes and techniques by material>)

Dimensions: Overall: 170 (Length) x 101 (Width) x 16 (Depth) mm
Cultures:
Maori (preferred)

General Subject:
human figure(s) (preferred )
ornament

Specific Subjects:
female [300189557]
.....(Associated Concepts Facet, Associated Concepts, scientific concepts, biological concepts, sex (biological characteristic)) (AAT)

List/Hierarchical Position:
..... Top of the CONA hierarchy
.......... Movable Work
Sources and Contributors:
Hei tiki (pendant in human form)........ [VP]
........ Te Papa online (2000-) http://collections.tepapa.govt.nz/ObjectDetails.aspx?oid=139511; accessed 15 August 2012
........ Te Papa spreadsheet (2012)
Subject: ....... [VP]
....................... Te Papa online (2000-) accessed 15 August 2012
Note:
English ..... [VP]
..... Te Papa online (2000-)
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