Ceremonial Adze


From: New Zealand

Curatorial Section: Oceanian

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Object Number 29-93-13
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Maori
Provenience New Zealand
Section Oceanian
Materials Greenstone | Wood | Shell

Greenstone blade; wooden handle with carved human figure (three-fingered hands, stuck-out tongue, eyes inlaid with abalone shell) at back and carved human face on inside of shaft, under blade. Toki poutangata. Carried by a high-ranking person on ceremonial occasions

Length 43 cm
Width 32.5 cm
Credit Line Purchased from the Estate of George Byron Gordon, 1927
Other Number GBG - Other Number

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