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Ceremonial Adze

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Object Number:
P4858
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Mangaian
Provenience:
Cook Islands
Mangaia
Date Made:
19th Century
Early Date:
1800
Late Date:
1900
Section:
Oceanian
Materials:
Plaster
Wood
Plant Fiber
Technique:
Carved
Description:
Pedestal adze. Blade (plaster?) lashed to top of an elaborately carved four-sided pedestal. Lashings broken and mended, partly missing. One corner of base deeply cracked at top. Non-functional, elaborately decorated pedestal adzes, which appeared following the introduction of metal tools, were produced for trade.
Height:
43cm
Width:
17cm

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Polynesia Gallery (28 Jan 1982 - Jun 2010)
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Bibliography:

[Book] Horne, Lee C. 1985. Introduction to the Collections of The University Museum. : Page/Fig./Plate: 62, fig. 1
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