University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 2013-18-8
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Federated States of Micronesia
Mortlock Islands
Lekinioch
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Wood
Shell (uncertain)
Fiber Cord
Height: 4cm
Length: 31cm
Width: 12.5cm
Credit Line:Gift of Stephen B. Richmond, 2013
Other Number283 - Collector Number

Description

Augur shell adze blade, lashed to a crude wooden handle to show the collector how this kind of blade would have been hafted. Such adzes were used in canoe building. Made for the collector by Kokore, of Wonip Village, Tol.


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