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A Jade Hei-tiki Or Breast Pendant. Prized As Personal Ornaments, Some Hei-tiki A ...

A Jade Hei-tiki Or Breast Pendant. Prized As Personal Ornaments, Some Hei-tiki A ...

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Description: A jade hei-tiki or breast pendant. Prized as personal ornaments, some hei-tiki also became sacred clan heirlooms passed down for many generations, accumulating the mana, prestige, of their owners. This example was given to a missionary, perhaps because he was regarded as possessing mana. Country of Origin: New Zealand. Culture: Maori. Date/Period: 18th C. Place of Origin: New Zealand. Material Size: Green jade. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/ British Museum, London . Location: 05.

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