About this object

An adze blade in pale grey stone with an asymmetrical outline and rounded square cross-section. The butt is undifferentiated. The surface is bruised and ground. Thee are two bevels, one more acute than the other (possibly the back), and curved chin lines. The cutting edge is curved. Both profiles are convex.

The cutting edge is blunt and there is an orange surface deposit, probably weathering.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Tools
  • Culture
    Maori
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Oceania: Polynesia: New Zealand
  • Date made
    1940 before
  • Materials
    Stone; Technique: Hammered, bruised, ground
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from Norwich Castle Museum, 1956
  • Collector
  • Place collected
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    2.8 x 2.2 x 6.4 cm
  • Note
    Acquired by Norwich Castle Museum from AC Savin in 1940.
  • Related people
    Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery ( Previous owner); A C Savin ( Previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery

    Owned from: 1940
    How acquired: Gift from A C Savin
    Owned until: 1956
    Disposal method: Sold
  • A C Savin

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1940
    Disposal method: Donation
Object view = Humanities
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