Lot n° 213
1500 - 2000
Hei Tiki in jade. The tiki represents the... - Lot 213 - Art Richelieu
Hei Tiki in jade. The tiki represents the ancestors. This jewel has a mana of luck. The mouth is the symbol of communication, the head is that of thought, the heart represents love and the hands symbolize power and strength. A well carved tiki shows three tikis: the head, the head and the trunk and the third the lower part of the tiki. The tikis are passed down from generation to generation carrying the mana of the ancestors. It is a great honor to be offered a tiki which is often blessed by the sculptors.
Very beautiful realization of a Maori artist of the south of the island of New Zealand. Second half of the XXth century
10x4.5x0.5cm, weight: 42 grams.
Provenance : bought in situ in an art gallery in Hokitika, private collection in Paris.
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