About this object

An adze blade in grey stone with an asymmetrical outline. The cross-section is also asymmetrical, and predominantly lozenge-shaped with the sides having two facets. The surface is ground. There is a possible straight bevel with an oblique chin line. The cutting edge is irregular and fractured. The front profile is convex, the back straight.

The cutting edge is blunt and badly fractured. The poll is also fractured.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Oceania: Polynesia: New Zealand
  • Date made
    Before 1940
  • 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
    2.6 x 2.1 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?


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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