hei-tiki (Maori greenstone pendant) 2"

Title

hei-tiki (Maori greenstone pendant) 2"

Subject

carving, greenstone, pendant, Maori, New Zealand, Oceana

Description

2". Translucent greenstone pendant. Stylized animal with bird beak swallowing its tail. These types of pendants were thought to help with fertility. Presumed to represent a fetus, a symbol of the goddess Hineteiwaiwa.

Creator

Lyndon W. & Margaret Ann Cook

Publisher

Utah Valley University

Citation

Lyndon W. & Margaret Ann Cook, “hei-tiki (Maori greenstone pendant) 2",” Exhibits, accessed December 8, 2021, https://omeka.uvu.edu/items/show/52.