About this object

An adze blade in fine-textured dark grey stone with an asymmetrical outline and a quadrangular cross-section. The poll edges are bruised, the other surfaces polished. There is a facet on one side of the poll. The bevel is slightly convex, the chin straight. The cutting edge is curved. The front profile is convex, the back slightly concave.

The cutting edge is sharp. There are fractures on the side of the bevel and poll.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Oceania: Polynesia: New Zealand
  • Date made
    1945 before
  • Materials
    Stone; Technique: Hammered, bruised, polished
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from Mrs E M Davies, 1945
  • Collector
  • Place collected
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    5.0 x 2.6 x 13.2 cm
  • Related people
    E M Mrs Davies ( Previous owner)


Previous owners

  • E M Mrs Davies

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Purchase
    Owned until: 1945
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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