About this object

An adze blade in dark grey stone with an asymmetrical outline. The cross-section is rounded rectangular with convex sides. The butt is undifferentiated. The surface of the poll is flaked/bruised, the other surfaces are polished, and there are signs of sawing on the sides and back. The bevel is convex, with a straight chin. The cutting edge is slightly curved. The front profile is convex, the back straight.

The cutting edge is sharp.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Oceania: Polynesia: New Zealand: North Island: Gisborne: Poverty Bay
  • Date made
    Before 1909
  • Materials
    Stone; Technique: Sawn, polished, flaked, bruised
  • 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
    3.8 x 1.8 x 5.0 cm
  • Note
    Acquired by Beasley from Mr F Floman, 11 December 1909.
  • Related people
    Harry Geoffrey Beasley (Collector); Irene Beasley (Previous owner); F Mr Floman (Previous owner)

Where is this object from?


Previous owners

  • Irene Beasley

    Owned from: 1909-12-11
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1954
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • F Mr Floman

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1909-12-11
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
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