About this object

A tool or fragment of a tool in dark grey-green stone. The outline is an irregular rhomboid, with two 'sides' curved and the other two broken. The cross-section is quadrangular and asymmetrical. The surface is polished. There is no evidence of a cutting edge.

There are the remains of a label on one face.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Tools
  • Culture
    Maori
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Oceania: Polynesia: New Zealand
  • Date made
    1934 before
  • Materials
    Nephrite; Technique: Sawn, polished
  • 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
    3.4 x 1.8 x 14.0 cm
  • Note
    Acquired by Beasley from Hamburg University Museum, 1 February 1934.
  • Related people
    Harry Geoffrey Beasley (Collector); Irene Beasley (Previous owner); Hamburg University Museum (Previous owner)

Where is this object from?

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Irene Beasley

    Owned from: 1934-02-01
    How acquired: Gift
    Owned until: 1954
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • Hamburg University Museum

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Exchange
    Owned until: 1934-02-01
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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