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ID: 700001846Record Type: Movable Work
Images: 1
Hei tiki (pendant in human form) (hei-tiki; Unknown; undetermined; Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (Wellington, Welling...; registration number: OL000151)
Note: This large hei tiki is representative of the most common variety of hei tiki referred to as Type A by H.G. Robley in 1915 and as Type 1 by K.A. Webster in 1948.Typically the head rests directly on the shoulders and both arms extend downwards bending inwards at the elbows and rest on the thighs. The large eyes have serrated päua shell inlay. Note the forehead ridge which forks at the nose bridge, the heart shaped mouth with corner and upper central teeth, and the indicative neck beneath the head. From the W.O. Oldman Collection purchased by the New Zealand Government in 1948 and formally gifted to the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa in 1992.
Titles:
Hei tiki (pendant in human form) (preferred,C,U,RP,undetermined,U,U)
Catalog Level: item
Work Types:
hei-tiki [300266855] (preferred)
..... (Objects Facet, Visual and Verbal Communication (Hierarchy Name), Visual Works (Hierarchy Name), visual works (works), <visual works by material or technique>, sculpture (visual work), <sculpture by subject type>)
pendant (jewelry) [300046002]
..... (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: undetermined

Creator Display:
Unknown [preferred,VP]
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: OL000151
Credit Line: Oldman Collection. Gift of the New Zealand Government, 1992
Display Materials: Kawakawa (pounamu), paua shell
Term Not Found
....... (AAT Candidate)
abalone shell [300011833]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (Hierarchy Name), materials (matter), <materials by composition>, combination inorganic/organic material, combination inorganic/organic animal material, <shell and shell material>, shell (animal material), seashell)
carving (processes) [300053149]
.......(Activities Facet, Processes and Techniques (Hierarchy Name), <processes and techniques (processes and techniques)>, <processes and techniques by specific type>, <subtractive processes and techniques>, <carving and carving techniques>)

Dimensions: 130 (Height) x 83 (Width) x 20 (Depth) mm
Cultures:
Maori (preferred)

General Subject:
human figure(s) (preferred )

List/Hierarchical Position:
..... Top of the CONA hierarchy
.......... Movable Work
Sources and Contributors:
Hei tiki (pendant in human form)........ [VP]
........ Te Papa spreadsheet (2012)
........ Te Papa online (2000-) http://collections.tepapa.govt.nz/ObjectDetails.aspx?oid=82151; accessed 22 August 2012
Subject: ....... [VP]
....................... Te Papa online (2000-) accessed 22 August 2012
Note:
English ..... [VP]
..... Te Papa online (2000-) accessed 22 August 2012
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