About this object

An adze blade in grey-green stone with an asymmetrical outline and a quadrangular cross-section. The butt is undifferentiated. The surfaces of the front, sides and poll are bruised/ground, the rest polished. The butt is rounded and beveled, and there is a facet on the front right edge. The bevel is convex, the chin curved. The cutting edge is curved. The front profile is convex, the back convex with a flat central section.

The cutting edge is sharp. There are the remains of a label on the back.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Oceania: Polynesia: New Zealand
  • Date made
    1933 before
  • Materials
    Stone; Technique: Hammered, bruised, ground, polished
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Mrs Irene Beasley, 1954
  • Collector
    Harry Geoffrey Beasley
  • Place collected
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    5.0 x 2.0 x 12.5 cm
  • Note
    Acquired by Beasley from Mr CW Collinson, 20 March 1933.
  • Related people
    Harry Geoffrey Beasley ( Collector); Irene Marguerite Beasley ( Previous owner); C W Mr Collinson ( Previous owner)


Previous owners

  • Irene Beasley

    Owned from: 1933-03-20
    How acquired: Gift
    Owned until: 1954
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • C W Mr Collinson

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Purchase
    Owned until: 1933-03-20
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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