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Pendant, D18.19

Physical Description

Pounamu/nephrite, kahurangi variety, bright green with brown inclusions. Bird form. Neck & head straight. Stomach prominent on left side, curves around to tail projecting on right side. Right side projection above mid point (?wing) below which curves (concave)
No perforation, proximal end broken
chipped & cracked all over.

Research Notes

Feather Fractures —Russell Beck
Medium transparency
Chromite grains inclusions
Natural. Surface oxidised after manufacture. Chipped cutting edge.
Finished

Provenance

Locality:

Measurements

Maximum dimensions (H x W x D): 73 x 20 x 4mm

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