About this object

An adze blade in dark grey stone, possibly sandstone-greywacke, with a slightly asymmetrical outline and a rounded quadrangular cross-section. The butt is undifferentiated. The poll surface is bruised, with the remains of bruising on sides, elsewhere polished. The bevel is convex, and the chin line curved. The cutting edge is curved. The front profile is convex, the back slightly concave.

The cutting edge is sharp.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Oceania: Polynesia: New Zealand
  • Date made
    1954 before
  • Materials
    Stone; Technique: Hammered, bruised, 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
    5.5 x 3.0 x 16.0 cm
  • Related people
    Harry Geoffrey Beasley (Collector); Irene Beasley (Previous owner)


Previous owners

  • Irene Beasley

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Gift
    Owned until: 1954
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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