From: Cook Islands | Mangaia
Curatorial Section: Oceanian
|Current Location||Collections Storage|
|Provenience||Cook Islands | Mangaia|
|Date Made||19th Century|
|Materials||Plaster | Wood | Plant Fiber|
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.
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