About this object

An adze blade in mid-grey striated stone with an asymmetrical outline. The cross-section is rounded rectangular. The butt is undifferentiated. The surface is polished. There are two bevels on the back and front, both convex, and there are no chin lines. The cutting is edge curved. Both profiles are convex.

The cutting edge is slightly blunt and chipped. There are old fractures on the poll and the sides of the blade.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Oceania: Polynesia: New Zealand
  • Date made
    1954 before
  • Materials
    Argillite; Technique: Hammered, ground, polished
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Mrs Irene Beasley, 1954
  • Collector
    Harry Geoffrey Beasley
  • Place collected
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    4.2 x 2.0 x 10.0 cm
  • Related people
    Harry Geoffrey Beasley ( Collector); Irene Marguerite Beasley ( Previous owner)


Previous owners

  • Irene Beasley

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Gift
    Owned until: 1954
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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