About this object

An adze blade in grey-green stone, probably greywacke, with an asymmetrical outline and a rounded rectangular cross-section. The poll is oblique. The butt slightly reduced. The butt front and sides are bruised, the other surfaces ground. There is a slight bevel, and no chin line. The cutting edge is straight. The front and back profiles are convex.

The cutting edge is sharp.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Oceania: Polynesia: New Zealand
  • Date made
    1910 before
  • Materials
    Greywacke; Technique: Hammered, bruised, ground
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Mrs Irene Beasley, 1954
  • Collector
    Harry Geoffrey Beasley
  • Place collected
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    6.0 x 2.0 x 14.5 cm
  • Note
    Acquired by Beasley from Mr F Floman, 27 March 1910.
  • Related people
    Harry Geoffrey Beasley ( Collector); Irene Marguerite Beasley ( Previous owner); F Mr Floman ( Previous owner)


Previous owners

  • Irene Beasley

    Owned from: 1910-03-27
    How acquired: Gift
    Owned until: 1954
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • F Mr Floman

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Purchase
    Owned until: 1910-03-27
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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