Pendant card

Pendant

51.68.152
A small, elongated flat piece of bone, with one rounded, slightly hooked end and the other end carved with a tiki (humanoid) face and arms in profile. All edges are rounded. The tiki figure has three-fingered hands, and pakati (dog's-tooth notches) and haehae (grooves) form the face. The eyes are shell-inlaid circular discs. The hole at the top of the head suggests that this is a pendant, probably an ear pendant.