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hei pounamu

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

    greenstone ear drop (descriptive name)

  • Description

    A mid green with lighter green marble effect tear drop pendant with a countersunk hole. It has a short string cord attached with a rusted metal ring through a flat oval shaped grey coloured stone at the end. On the reverse flat side the words "ARA PAIKEA" are etched. The front surface is curved.

  • Accession Number
  • Accession Date
    21 May 1925
  • Other Id

    6630 (ethnology)

    2457 (Taonga Database)

  • Department
Hei Pounamu, 6630

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  • Last Update
    31 Mar 2023

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