About this object

An adze blade in light brown stone, probably sandstone-greywacke, with an asymmetrical outline and a rounded rectangular cross-section. The butt is very slightly reduced. The surface is bruised/ground. There are two bevels, one on the front and one on the back, and they are convex and equal in size. There are no chin lines. The cutting edge is curved. Both profiles are convex.

The cutting edge is blunt.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Oceania: Polynesia: New Zealand
  • Date made
    1933 before
  • Materials
    Stone; Technique: Hammered, bruised, ground
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from Norwich Castle Museum, 1956
  • Collector
  • Place collected
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    6.5 x 3.5 x 20.0 cm
  • Note
    Acquired by Norwich Castle Museum from Miss F Foster in 1933.
  • Related people
    F Miss Foster ( Previous owner); Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery ( Previous owner)


Previous owners

  • Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery

    Owned from: 1933
    How acquired: Purchase
    Owned until: 1956
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • F Miss Foster

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1933
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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