About this object

An adze blade in grey stone weathering to orange. The outline is asymmetrical and the cross-section oval. The butt is slightly reduced on one side. The surface is bruised and ground. There are two triangular, convex bevels, one on the front and one on the back. The chin lines are curved, one higher up than the other. The cutting edge is curved. Both profiles are slightly convex.

The cutting edge is sharp and chipped. There is an old fracture on the poll and the remains of a label on one bevel.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Tools
  • Culture
    Maori
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • 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
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place collected
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Date collected
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Measurements
    3.1 x 1.5 x 5.7 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?

Ownership

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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