About this object

A tool, possibly an adze blade, in dark grey stone. The outline is asymmetrical, roughly rectangular, and the cross-section an irregular trapezoid. The surface is flaked, with some fractures conchoidal. One side edge is sharp. There is a possible bevel at the bottom, and the cutting edge is straight but irregular and oblique. The profiles are also irregular.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Oceania: Polynesia: New Zealand
  • Date made
    1940 before
  • Materials
    Argillite; Technique: Flaked
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from Norwich Castle Museum, 1956
  • Collector
  • Place collected
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    4.0 x 2.2 x 8.2 cm
  • Note
    Acquired by Norwich Castle Museum from Lord Orford in 1940.
  • Related people
    Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery ( Previous owner); Lord Orford ( Previous owner)


Previous owners

  • Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery

    Owned from: 1940
    How acquired: Purchase
    Owned until: 1956
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • Lord Orford

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1940
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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