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Adze, D28.547

Physical Description

Nephrite/pounamu, mid green with some black inclusions, kawakawa variety, high transparency and some feather fractures. Adze shaped. Distal end has original scarf cuts on two sides and break from parent source and on one side. Proximal end has diagonal shaped bevel and perforated with biconical hole. Large chip and impurities on back. Rest very finely polished - ground on several planes but unfinished.

Research Notes

Feather Fractures —Russell Beck
High transperancy
Has suspension hole.
Unfinished. Saw scarves one side and bottom.




Maximum dimensions (H x W x D): 82 x 45mm

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