Under the New Zealand Protected Objects Act 1975, administered by the New Zealand Ministry for Culture & Heritage, the sale, trade, export and ownership of some Maori artefact are regulated Objects over 50 years old that also have Maori cultural significance must be inspected by Ministry for Culture & Heritage, and if significant the object will be allocated a "Y" number, a unique identification number. Artefacts that have a Y number can only be purchased by those that are registered collectors with the Ministry for Culture and Heritage. These collectors have a ‘registered number’. Y numbered artefacts cannot leave the country without written permission from the Ministry for Culture & Heritage. Those who are not registered collectors, and usually reside in New Zealand, can apply to the Ministry for Culture and Heritage to become one. There are no restrictions on the purchase of Maori items that have no Y number or Pacific Island or other artefacts from around the world. As this site is a price guide, and does not offer items for sale, the Y numbers applicable to any items on this site are not displayed..
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Superb 18th century hei tiki pounamu greenstone pendant in human form, pointed chin with hour glass suspension hole, head tilted to left, right arm to chest and left arm to thigh (legs missing), height 10 cm
Rare early 19th century hei tiki pounamu greenstone pendant in human form (referred to as the 'Fire tiki'), three suspension holes to head (two worn through), head tilted to left, right arm to mouth, left arm to thigh, length 9 cm Provenance: Jacob Epstein
Hei tiki pounamu greenstone pendant in human form, head tilting to right with arms on thighs and pierced hole for suspension, length 8 cm Provenance: This hei tiki was the property of William page (died 1926) who managed 'Te Kopi' a sheep station in the W
A Maori folk art carved figure, in the manner of a tekoteko, the stylised figure with hands clasped to abdomen, the face with incised moko and with further designs carved to torso and arms, a pendant suspended to the figure’s neck and a ribbon bow tie affi
An impressive, very large and important whale bone hei tiki. Together with a nephrite kuru pendant from the Ngai Wai tribe which literally translates 'The People of the Water'. The Ngai Wai controlled the islands of the north-East Coast of the North Island
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