About this object

An adze blade in dark green stone with an asymmetrical outline and a quadrangular cross-section. The butt is undifferentiated, the surface polished. The bevel is convex, the chin curved and oblique. The cutting edge is curved and oblique. The front profile is convex, the back slightly concave.

The cutting edge is slightly blunt, the poll broken obliquely and rounded off. There are fractures on the butt side/ front edge.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Oceania: Polynesia: New Zealand
  • Date made
    1926 before
  • Materials
    Nephrite; Technique: Sawn, ground, polished
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Mrs Irene Beasley, 1954
  • Collector
    Harry Geoffrey Beasley
  • Place collected
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    7.8 x 2.0 x 14.8 cm
  • Note
    Acquired by Beasley from CJ Moreton, 17 October 1926.
  • Related people
    Harry Geoffrey Beasley ( Collector); Irene Marguerite Beasley ( Previous owner); C J Moreton ( Previous owner)


Previous owners

  • Irene Beasley

    Owned from: 1926-10-17
    How acquired: Gift
    Owned until: 1954
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • C J Moreton

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Purchase
    Owned until: 1926-10-17
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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