About this object

An adze blade with an asymmetrical outline in fine-textured grey stone, probably argillite, and a rounded quadrangular cross-section. The butt is undifferentiated. The poll surface is bruised, the rest is polished. The bevel is convex, with no chin line. The cutting edge is curved. Front and back profiles are slightly convex.

The cutting edge is sharp and chipped on one side. There are fractures on front and sides of the blade.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Oceania: Polynesia: New Zealand: North Island: Taranaki: Waipingau
  • Date made
    Before 1945
  • Materials
    Stone; Technique: Hammered, ground, polished
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from Mrs E M Davies, 1945
  • Collector
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place collected
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Date collected
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Measurements
    4.2 x 2.2 x 8.5 cm
  • Related people
    E M Mrs Davies (Previous owner)

Where is this object from?


Previous owners

  • E M Mrs Davies

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Purchase
    Owned until: 1945
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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