About this object

An adze blade in grey-brown stone, probably greywacke, with an asymmetrical outline and quadrangular cross-section. The butt is undifferentiated. The surface is ground with remains of bruising on the butt and sides. There is no distinct bevel or chin. The cutting edge is curved. The front and back profiles are convex.

The cutting edge is blunt. There are two labels on the front.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Oceania: Polynesia: New Zealand
  • Date made
    Before 1919
  • Materials
    Stone; Technique: Hammered, bruised, ground
  • 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
    8.0 x 3.5 x 25.0 cm
  • Note
    Acquired by Norwich Castle Museum from Mrs Ross Johnson in 1919.
  • Related people
    Ross Mrs Johnson (Previous owner); Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery (Previous owner)

Where is this object from?


Previous owners

  • Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery

    Owned from: 1919
    How acquired: Purchase
    Owned until: 1956
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • Ross Mrs Johnson

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1919
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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