About this object

A tool in green stone with paler patches. The outline is asymmetrical and roughly rectangular with two of the sides forming a continuous curve, a third a relatively straight section and the fourth roughly broken. The cross-section is an irregular quadrangle. One face is flat and polished with a facet at the top, the other is flat and polished with three sides rounded and ground. There is no evidence of a cutting edge, although the straight side has a sharper central ridge, probably left by sawing.

There are fine fractures around the edges.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Tools
  • Culture
    Maori
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Oceania: Polynesia: New Zealand
  • Date made
    1940 before
  • Materials
    Nephrite; Technique: Sawn, polished.
  • 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
    4.2 x 1.2 x 6.0 cm
  • Note
    Acquired by Norwich Castle Museum from GH Thiselton-Dyer in 1940, from Joseph D Hooker.
  • Related people
    Joseph Dalton Hooker (Previous owner); Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery (Previous owner); G H Thiselton-Dyer (Previous owner)

Where is this object from?

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery

    Owned from: 1940
    How acquired: Purchase
    Owned until: 1956
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • G H Thiselton-Dyer

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1940
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • Joseph Dalton Hooker

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: Unknown or unrecorded
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
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