About this object

An adze blade in mid-grey stone with darker lines, and an asymmetrical outline. The cross-section is rounded rectangular, and very slightly asymmetrical in profile. The butt is undifferentiated. The surface is ground/polished. There is no chin line. The cutting edge is curved. The front and back profiles are convex.

The cutting edge is blunt and chipped.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Oceania: Polynesia: New Zealand
  • Date made
    1954 before
  • Materials
    Stone; 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
    6.4 x 2.7 x 19.6 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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