About this object

A stone sinker for a fishing net or line, with a flattened oval shape and a central hole, beveled on both sides. The surface is quite rough. Part of one longer outside edge is missing, and there are the remains of a label on one side.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Tools
  • Culture
    Maori
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Oceania: Polynesia: New Zealand
  • Date made
    1956 before
  • Materials
    Sandstone; Technique: Hammered, ground, drilled
  • 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
    7.6 x 3.5 x 10.4 cm
  • Note
    Acquired by Norwich Castle Museum from Lord Orford.
  • Related people
    Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery (Previous owner); Lord Orford (Previous owner)

Where is this object from?

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Purchase
    Owned until: 1956
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • Lord Orford

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