About this object

An adze blade in brown, mottled stone with an asymmetrical outline. The cross-section is flat and quite thin. The surface is polished. The bevel is convex, and there is no chin line. The cutting edge is curved. The front and back profiles are straight.

The cutting edge is very blunt and chipped. The poll has old fractures. There are fractures on the sides, back and front.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Oceania: Polynesia: New Zealand
  • Date made
    1950 before
  • Materials
    Stone; Technique: Hammered, ground, polished
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Miss E C Herdman, 1950
  • Collector
  • Place collected
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    5.7 x 1.1 x 14.7 cm
  • Related people
    Emma Catherine Herdman ( Previous owner)


Previous owners

  • Emma Catherine Herdman

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Gift
    Owned until: 1950
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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