About this object

An obsidian stone tool, probably a scraper. The outline is asymmetrical and roughly triangular. The cross-section is curved and irregular. One face is convex, the other concave. The glassy surface has conchoidal fractures. Three edges are sharp and flaked, two edges have possible bevels

Object specifics

  • Type
    Tools
  • Culture
    Maori
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Oceania: Polynesia: New Zealand
  • Date made
    1956 before
  • Materials
    Obsidian; Technique: Flaked
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from Norwich Castle Museum, 1956
  • Collector
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place collected
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Date collected
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Measurements
    6.0 x 1.5 x 7.5 cm
  • Related people

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Previous owners

Object view = Humanities
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