About this object

An adze blade in grey stone with an asymmetrical outline and irregular quadrangular cross-section. The butt and side surfaces are bruised, the rest polished. The poll is oblique. The bevel is convex with no chin line. The cutting edge is curved. The front profile is convex, the back irregular, with a raised area extending diagonally across it.

The cutting edge is sharp.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Tools
  • Culture
    Maori
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Oceania: Polynesia: New Zealand
  • Date made
    1956 before
  • Materials
    Argillite; Technique: Hammered, bruised, polished
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from Norwich Castle Museum, 1956
  • Collector
  • Place collected
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    3.4 x 1.3 x 7.4 cm
  • Note
    Acquired by Norwich Castle Museum from WG Clarke in 1926.
  • Related people
    W G Clarke ( Previous owner); Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery ( Previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery

    Owned from: 1926
    How acquired: Purchase
    Owned until: 1956
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • W G Clarke

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1926
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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