About this object

An adze blade in pale cloudy-green stone. The outline is asymmetrical and the cross-section rounded quadrangular. The butt is slightly reduced at the back. Most of the surface is polished. The bevel is convex with a curved chin line. The cutting edge is curved. The front profile is straight, the back convex and reduced at the poll. The profile is quite thin overall.

The cutting edge is sharp with some small chips. Three are fractures on the poll and along the sides, all rounded off.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Oceania: Polynesia: New Zealand
  • Date made
    1956 before
  • Materials
    Nephrite; Technique: Sawn, ground, polished
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, World Cultures
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Miss DM Allen, 1956
  • Collector
  • Place collected
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    7.2 x 0.8 x 16.7 cm
  • Related people
    D M Miss Allen ( Previous owner)


Previous owners

  • D M Miss Allen

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Gift
    Owned until: 1956
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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