About this object

A tool in grey-orange mottled stone, possibly sandstone-greywacke. The outline is an asymmetrical, long flattened egg shape, rounded at each end and the smaller end flattened. The cross-section is a very rounded, asymmetrical quadrangle. There is a circular depression in each face. The cross-section is oval. The surface is ground. There are possible signs of wear at each end.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Tools
  • Culture
    Maori
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Oceania: Polynesia: New Zealand
  • Date made
    1956 before
  • Materials
    Stone; Technique: Hammered, 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
    7.0 x 4.0 x 14.6 cm
  • Note
    Attribution: A hammer stone or knapping stone (Chris Jacombe, March 1994).

    Acquired by Norwich Castle Museum from Lord Orford.
  • Related people
    Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery (Previous owner); Lord Orford (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
  • Lord Orford

    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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