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.
Feather Fractures —Russell Beck
Suspension hole broken out.
Finished. Saw scarves down one face.
Locality: South Road, Papanui Inlet
MeasurementsMaximum dimensions (H x W x D): 128 x 18 x 10mm
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