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hei pounamu

human history
  • Common Name
    Greenstone pendant
    body adornments / ornaments
  • Other Name

    greenstone pendant (English)

    greenstone scraper (descriptive name)

  • Description

    This greenstone pendant has been burned to produce grey, brown and white hues. From the rounded top edge, straight side edges taper outward down to a curved beveled cutting edge. There is some surface loss around the countersunk suspension hole.

  • Accession Number
  • Accession Date
    28 May 1931
  • Other Id

    16437 (ethnology)

    3154 (Taonga Database)

  • Department
Hei pounamu, 16437

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  • Last Update
    31 Mar 2023

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