About this object

An adze blade in grey stone, possibly sandstone-greywacke, with an asymmetrical outline. The poll is very rounded, and the blade end tapers in towards the cutting edge. The surfaces of the poll, back and upper sides are bruised, the rest ground. The bevel is concave, and chin curved. The cutting edge is curved. The front and back profiles are convex.

The cutting edge is sharp. There are the remains of a label on the back.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Oceania: Polynesia: New Zealand
  • Date made
    Before 1887
  • Materials
    Stone; Technique: Hammered, bruised, ground
  • 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
    6.9 x 4.5 x 19.7 cm
  • Note
    Acquired by Beasley from Blackmore Museum, 1 February 1931.
  • Related people
    Harry Geoffrey Beasley (Collector); Irene Beasley (Previous owner); Blackmore Museum (Previous owner)

Where is this object from?


Previous owners

  • Irene Beasley

    Owned from: 1931-02-01
    How acquired: Gift
    Owned until: 1954
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • Blackmore Museum

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1931-02-01
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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