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Pendant, D29.11

Physical Description

Nephrite/pounamu, dark green kawakawa variety. Chisel shaped. Dark green nephrite interspersed with darker green. Cutting groove along front suggesting pendant was to be cut in two. Front chipped 2.5cm from distal end. Also front chipped proximal end. Perforation drilled from two sides at distal end and broken out. All other surfaces finely polished.

Research Notes

Feather Fractures —Russell Beck
High transperancy
Botryodial structure
Suspension hole broken out.
Natural
Finished. Saw scarves down one face.

Provenance

Locality: South Road,
Source:

Measurements

Maximum dimensions (H x W x D): 128 x 18 x 10mm

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