Tangiwai, Pendant; RI.W2011.3212
Tangiwai, PendantAbout this object
This is an unfinished tangiwai/bowenite pounamu pendant. The pendant is made from a slither and it has a bevel ground on all sides, it was likely worn as an ear pendant.
Different from the common nephrite pounamu, Tangiwai is bowenite and geologically the oldest form of New Zealand greenstone. It originates from two isolated locations in Fiordland.
h 75 mm x w 10 mm x d 2 mm