About this object

An adze blade in dark grey stone with an asymmetrical outline and rounded pentagonal cross-section. The butt is undifferentiated. The surface is flaked or fractured. The poll and back edges are sharp. The bevel is convex and the chin curved. The cutting edge is slightly curved. The front profile is convex, the back concave.

The cutting edge is sharp. There are the remains of a label on the front.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Oceania: Polynesia: New Zealand: South Island: Canterbury: Akaroa Bay
  • Date made
    1926 before
  • Materials
    Argillite; Technique: Flaked
  • 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
    4.1 x 1.5 x 14.1 cm
  • Note
    Attribution: Early type (Chris Jacombe, March 1994).

    Acquired by Norwich Castle Museum from WG Clarke in 1926.
  • Related people
    W G Clarke (Previous owner); Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery (Previous owner)


Previous owners

  • Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery

    Owned from: 1926
    How acquired: Purchase
    Owned until: 1956
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • W G Clarke

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1926
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
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