About this object

An adze blade in dark green stone with an asymmetrical outline and a slightly rounded quadrangular cross-section. The butt is undifferentiated. The surface polished. Thee are two facets on the butt and another along the left side edge. The chin line is curved. The cutting edge is oblique. The front profile is convex, the back straight.

The cutting edge is sharp. There is a large fracture on the back, and many smaller fractures on front, back and poll.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Tools
  • Culture
    Maori
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Oceania: Polynesia: New Zealand
  • Date made
    Not recorded
  • Materials
    Nephrite; Technique: Sawn, ground, polished
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Donor unknown
  • Collector
  • Place collected
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    8.3 x 1.7 x 14.5 cm
Object view = Humanities
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