- Museum number
Axe blade made of stone (schist), nephrite (?).
- Production date
- 19thC (before 1863)
- Curator's comments
- Original registration slip:
Stone axe blade made fo a mottled green stone (neophrite)?. It is smoothly ground all voer one end being bevelled on both sides to form an edge (slightly gouged shaped). 6in long 3 11/2" wide.
There is written on it: 'Said to be Australian, purchased at Marseilles. Feb. 1863., formerly handled in a twisted stick'.
In another hand: Hornblendie schist approaching jade. T..R. J.
Registration slip has 'Australia' crossed out and replace with 'New Caledonia'.
Comment: T.R.J. may be the initials of Thomas Rupert Jones, British geologist (1819-1911)
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
CDMS number: Oc186?C1.1870 (old CDMS no.)