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Maori Pendant, New Zealand

Estimate:

3,000 to - 5,000 USD

Property from the Collection of Howard and Jane Cohen, Baltimore

Maori Pendant, New Zealand

Maori Pendant, New Zealand

Estimate:

3,000 to - 5,000 USD

Lot sold:

8,820

USD

Property from the Collection of Howard and Jane Cohen, Baltimore

Maori Pendant, New Zealand


Height: 3 1/2 in (9 cm)

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Te Aho te Whanapu (presumably fl. mid-late 19th century), Rangiriri, Waikato
Private Collection
Sotheby’s, London, July 3, 1989, lot 53, consigned by the above
Howard and Jane Cohen, Baltimore, acquired at the above auction
This small hei tiki is accompanied by a canvas label, seemingly of late 19th century date, with the following inscription:

hei-tiki-formerly belonged to Te Aho te Whanapu of Rangariri [sic] a chief celabrated [sic] in history of the [???] of commander of the Rangariri [???] at the time of the Waikato war – he was taken prisoner and sent to Hawaii from which he escaped. He is still living in Rangariri and is a very old man. He is also a Tohunga of Tawhiao. This hei-tiki descended from his ancestors of which he easily traces back for 7 generations. No. 396.