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Hei Matau, D59.30

Physical Description

Pounamu/nephrite, Unfinished possibly Human leg form although some similarities to fish hook form.
Bend round, point leg finishes abruptly with 2 notches (3 points) on edge - 3 toed foot Suspendory device - curved external projection (?hips), top chipped, slopes down to internal edge

Research Notes

Feather Fractures —Russell Beck
Low transparency
Micro Crimp Folds inclusions
Low Temperature Heat Treated. Reground after Heating. Broken suspension hole.




Maximum dimensions (H x W x D): 95 x 75 x 5mm

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