About this object

An adze blade in dark green stone with darker lines. The outline is asymmetrical and roughly triangular with a flat rectangular cross-section, thinner at the cutting edge and thicker at the butt. The butt is undifferentiated. The poll is broken at the back and smoothed flat. There is a thin bevel along the cutting edge, with a curved chin line parallel to the edge. The surface is polished

The cutting edge and sides are chipped. There are the remains of a label on the front.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Oceania: Polynesia: New Zealand
  • Date made
    Not recorded
  • Materials
    Stone; Paper; Technique: Sawn, polished
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Donor unknown
  • Collector
  • Place collected
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    11.8 x 2.6 x 23.0 cm
Object view = Humanities
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