About this object

A long thin tool made from hard, dark, glassy stone. It has a rough surface except for one shovel-shaped and polished end. The latter has a rounded smooth surface on one side and a large scooped groove on the other. The slightly curved cutting edge is chipped.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Oceania: Polynesia: New Zealand
  • Date made
    1950 before
  • Materials
    Stone; Technique: Ground, polished
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Miss E C Herdman, 1950
  • Collector
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place collected
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Date collected
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Measurements
    5.6 x 3.5 x 28 cm
  • Related people
    Emma Catherine Herdman (Previous owner)


Previous owners

  • Emma Catherine Herdman

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Gift
    Owned until: 1950
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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