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
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Oceania: Polynesia: New Zealand
  • Date made
    Before 1940
  • Materials
    Stone; Technique: Hammered, bruised, 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
    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)

Where is this object from?


Previous owners

  • Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery

    Owned from: 1940
    How acquired: Purchase
    Owned until: 1956
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • A C Savin

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