About this object

A tool in dark green stone, probably a chisel. The outline is slightly asymmetrical, and rounded rectangular. The cross-section is an irregular quadrangle. The surface is polished. The narrower end has a possible cutting edge.

The possible cutting edge is quite sharp. There are old fractures on one side.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Oceania: Polynesia: New Zealand
  • Date made
    1906 before
  • Materials
    Nephrite; Technique: Sawn, polished
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Mrs Irene Beasley, 1954
  • Collector
    Harry Geoffrey Beasley
  • Place collected
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Date collected
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Measurements
    1.1 x 0.8 x 7.0 cm
  • Note
    Acquired by Beasley from the Elliott collection, 7 August 1906..
  • Related people
    Harry Geoffrey Beasley (Collector); Irene Beasley (Previous owner); Elliott (Previous owner)


Previous owners

  • Irene Beasley

    Owned from: 1906-08-07
    How acquired: Gift
    Owned until: 1954
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • Elliott

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Purchase
    Owned until: 1906-08-07
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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