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Mere, D32.1976

Physical Description

Nephrite - was probably inanga originally but has weathered dark grey/brown, a rare colouring, possibly heated? Spatulate in shape with one side straight than other. Tapers to narrow neck. Bilateral expansion above top of neck, proximal end rounded. Perforated from two sides in centre at top of neck - skewed hourglass hole. No bands on butt.

Research Notes

Catalogue card:
Nephrite - dark grey/brown ?burnt. Spatulate in shape with one side straight than other. Japers to narrow neck. Bilateral expansion above top of neck, proximal end rounded. Perforated in centre at top of neck - skewed hourglass hole.
Originally it was probably inanga but it has weathered brown. Rare colouring. —Russell Beck

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Measurements

Maximum dimensions (H x W x D): 408 x 82 x 15mm

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