About this object

A tool in grey stone with an asymmetrical outline, roughly rectangular and cut straight at both ends. The cross-section is very irregular ranging from oval to quadrangular. The surface is flaked and bruised. There is a possible bevel and a slightly curved oblique sharp cutting edge at one end.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Tools
  • Culture
    Maori
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Oceania: Polynesia: New Zealand: South Island: Malborough
  • Date made
    1940 before
  • Materials
    Argillite; Technique: Flaked, bruised
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from Norwich Castle Museum, 1956
  • Collector
  • Place collected
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    4.2 x 1.5 x 13.1 cm
  • Note
    Acquired by Norwich Castle Museum from GH Thiselton-Dyer in 1940.
  • Related people
    Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery ( Previous owner); G H Thiselton-Dyer ( Previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

Object view = Humanities
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