About this object

An artefact in striated grey stone, probably a tool. The outline is an asymmetrical egg shape and the cross-section plano-convex. The convex surface may be ground or the natural rock surface, the plane surface is uneven and fractured. The circumference is sharp. This is probably a cut piece of a pebble intended to be used as a saw.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Tools
  • Culture
    Maori
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Oceania: Polynesia: New Zealand
  • Date made
    1956 before
  • Materials
    Stone; Technique: 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
    6.0 x 1.1 x 9.2 cm
  • Note
    Recorded as from 'Wainingoro', which may be Waingongoro, South Taranaki, an important moa-hunter site with later Maori occupation.

    Acquired by Norwich Castle Museum from HE Struttes Grey.
  • Related people
    H E Struttes Grey (Previous owner); Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery (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
  • H E Struttes Grey

    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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