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Mere, D33.792

Physical Description

Mere Pounamu - Nephrite/kawakawa - mottled green, flawed and cracked with translucent line across one side, near handle. Spatulate in shape, straight handle. Large chip on one side, near distal end, restored to original shape with ?fibreglass on blade. Broken perforation forms concave proximal edge. Further intact perforation - hourglass in shape - below centred. Slight shoulders.

Provenance

Locality:
Oruarangi. Purch F/F £20

Measurements

Maximum dimensions (H x W x D): 365 x 98 x 20mm

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