About this object

A tool or possibly a natural pebble in dark grey stone, possibly greywacke. The outline is sausage-shaped with rounded ends and slightly flattened from side to side. The cross-section is oval. The flatter surfaces are polished, the ends and sides rougher and may have been ground. There are no other sides of wear.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Oceania: Polynesia: New Zealand
  • Date made
    1932 before
  • Materials
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Trustees of the Wellcome Collection
  • Collector
  • Place collected
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    3.7 x 2.2 x 16.3 cm
  • Note
    Purchased by the Welcome Historical Medical Museum at Stevens' Auction Rooms on 29 November 1932, Lot 218 (Mr Webb).
  • Related people
    J C Stevens ( Previous owner); Wellcome Historical Medical Museum ( Previous owner)


Previous owners

  • Wellcome Historical Medical Museum

    Owned from: 1932-11-29
    How acquired: Gift
    Owned until: 1951
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • Stevens

    Owned from: 1932-11-29
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1932-11-29
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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