Argillite adze; Unknown; Unkown; CR2021.043.14

Name/Title

Argillite adze

About this object

Argillite adze. A classic type 2B adze (after Duff 1956)* of medium grained metasomatized argillite. The cross section is sharply quadrangular with the back narrower than the front. The angle of the bevel to the cutting edge is also distinctively defined. The adze has been hammer dressed and then polished all over apart from the poll. Some edgewear chipping on the blade. This adze would have been used for fine wood working.

Maker

Unknown

Maker Role

Tool maker

Date Made

Unkown

Place Made

Unknown

Medium and Materials

Argillite

Measurements

H 20mm x L 97mm x W40mm.

Subject and Association Keywords

Tools

Subject and Association Keywords

Argillite

Subject and Association Keywords

Maori associations

Named Collection

From the Collection donated by the Paul Crump Family Trust, 7 April 2021

Credit Line

From the collection of the Cromwell Museum

Object Type

Tools

Object number

CR2021.043.14

Rights

All rights reserved

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