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Pendant, D44.264

Physical Description

Nephrite/pounamu, auhuka variety, source Te Koroka. Fish form pendant. Perforation at proximal end drilled from both sides,close to breaking out, chipped. Scarf mark evident on two faces of the edge,concave bevelled back edge and polished, front edge unpolished. Left edge chipped and fractured 3 cm from distal end, bevelled off and polished. Right edge well-formed but chipped near proximal end. Hole (?eye) partially formed on left front, 3.3cm from proximal end.

Research Notes

Feather Fractures —Russell Beck
Chatoyant bands
High transparency
Purplish Brown Talc inclusions
Pyrite
2nd attempted suspension hole.
Natural
Finished. Saw scarves on one side.
—Maika Mason
Catalogue card:

[Later entry: ?fish form]
Tangiwai. Form indeterminate. 0.27cm dia. Hole in proximal end, drilled from back, flaked at front. Left edge sawed, back edge polished, front edge unpolished. Left edge chipped and split 3 cm from distal end. Distal end chipped. Right edge well-formed but chipped near proximal end. Hole (?eye) partially formed on left front, 3.3cm from proximal end. 4 cm long flaw near proximal end.
In nephrite T/C
Later entry:
to store 5/86

Provenance

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Measurements

Maximum dimensions (H x W x D): 79 x 52 x 3mm

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