About the Artefact
A Sri Lankan Adze from the 19th CE
An Adze, a tool similar to an axe, with an arched blade at right angles to the handle, used for cutting or shaping large pieces of wood. Made of iron, and cane.
Height: 6.60 centimetres
Weight: 125 grammes
Width: 28 centimetres
Depth: 5.10 centimetres
Gifted to the British Museum by Hugh Nevill in 1898 but not on display (Museum number As1898,0703.1014; Registration number As1898,0703.1014; Miscellaneous number: As1972Q1.1212).
The Britihs Museum have a total of 9 such objects, all similar in size, and provenance.