Adze

54.160.139

About this object

An adze blade in dark green stone with an asymmetrical outline and slightly quadrangular cross-section. The surface is polished, with old fractures on the poll, back and sides. The poll is rounded, with a slight facet on one side of the butt. The bevel is convex with no chin line. The cutting edge is straight. The front profile is convex, the back concave.

The cutting edge is sharp and slightly chipped.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Tools
  • Culture
    Maori
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Oceania: Polynesia: New Zealand
  • Date made
    1931 before
  • Materials
    Nephrite; Technique: Sawn, ground, polished
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, World Cultures
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Mrs Irene Beasley, 1954
  • Collector
    Harry Geoffrey Beasley
  • Place collected
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Date collected
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Measurements
    6.0 x 1.5 x 14.9 cm
  • Note
    Acquired by Beasley from Blackmore Museum, 1 February 1931.
  • Related people
    Harry Geoffrey Beasley (Collector); Irene Beasley (Previous owner); Blackmore Museum (Previous owner)

Where is this object from?

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Irene Beasley

    Owned from: 1931-02-01
    How acquired: Gift
    Owned until: 1954
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • Blackmore Museum

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1931-02-01
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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