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Object: Hei manawa (heart pendant)

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Title Hei manawa (heart pendant)
Production Unknown (carver), 1900-1950, Wellington
Materials pounamu, gold
Classification pendants, pectorals
Dimensions Overall: 48mm (Length) x 47mm (Width) x 5mm (Depth)
Credit line Purchased 1998
Registration number ME016926

From the heart Hei manawa (heart pendant)

Mary-Jane Quin worked as a midwife in Wellington in the early 1900s. This pendant was given to her by Thomas Coltman, a hotelier. The gift recognised the special bond she had formed with his family.

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