About this object

An adze blade in dark-grey, slightly striated stone. The outline and cross-section are asymmetrical with one side thicker than the other. The butt sides are reduced slightly at the front. The surface is polished. The bevel is convex and the chin line curved and oblique. The cutting edge is irregular. The front profile is slightly convex, the back straight.

The cutting edge is very blunt. There are small fractures on one side and at the butt end of the back.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Tools
  • Culture
    Maori
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Oceania: Polynesia: New Zealand: North Island: Gisborne
  • Date made
    1983 before
  • Materials
    Stone; Technique: Hammered, polished
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Mr G Fisher, 1983
  • Collector
    G Mr Fisher
  • Place collected
    Oceania: Polynesia: New Zealand: North Island: Bay of Plenty: Ruatoki
  • Date collected
    1983 before
  • Measurements
    6.5 x 3.0 x 9.0 cm
  • Related people
    G Mr Fisher (Collector, previous owner)

Where is this object from?

Ownership

Previous owners

  • G Mr Fisher

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Gift
    Owned until: 1983
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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