University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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
Height: 43cm
Width: 17cm

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.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Polynesia Gallery (28 Jan 1982 - Jun 2010)View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

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

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