- Museum number
Adze blade made of grey stone.
Length: 13 centimetres
Width: 4 centimetres
- Curator's comments
Marked "47501" in white (Wellcome Collection accession number).
Wellcome register (BM copy):
'April 1932. 47501 (99081) Adze: grey stone: ground: tapering butt. (.127 x .039) in. 2 [value?] Marquesas Islands.'
- Not on display
- Acquisition notes
- Transferred to Ethno.Dept from Pre-Historic and Romano-British store in 1998. Acquired by BM from Wellcome Historical Medical Museum at uncertain date [1954 ?]; (Wellcome accession no. "47501" marked on in white). Attached labels: "Marquesan Ids. Edward Armytage Collection" (printed) and "Marquesan Islands 1116" (handwritten). No indication of when acquired by Wellcome Collection. See Oc1954,Oc.6 collection for other Wellcome, ex-Armytage material.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Previous owner/ex-collection number: 47501 (Wellcome Collection Number)