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Hei Tiki, D41.126

Physical Description

Pounamu/nephrite, kawakawa variety. Some cloudy patches as well as dark specks are evident in this pounamu indicative of a South Westland source. This side portion consists of one arm (from shoulder down) resting on thigh of leg. Foot of leg is not in evidence. This piece is smoothly shaped on both sides. Some feather fracatures and medium translucency.

Research Notes

Feather Fractures —Russell Beck
High transperancy
Chromite Aggregates inclusions
Right hand Fragment
Natural.
Finished

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