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Ceremonial Adze

Object Number:29-93-13
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: New Zealand
Length: 43 cm
Width: 32.5 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from the Estate of George Byron Gordon, 1927
Other Number:GBG - Other Number


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

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Discovering the Past: Highlights from the University Museum (IBM) (20 Jun 1989 - 20 Aug 1989) View Objects in Exhibition


[Article] Hall, Henry U. 1920. "Maori Wood Carving and Moko". The Museum Journal. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 11. no. 4. pg. 212-244 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 235 (Fig. 102); p. 237 (Fig. 104)View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] 1939. Pacific cultures, Department of Fine Arts, Division of Pacific Cultures.. San Francisco. Golden Gate International Exposition. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 128, No. 22, Plate IView Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue, Collection] 1965. Guide to the Collections, The University Museum.. Philadelphia. The University Museum. pg. 1-167 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 134 (bottom)View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue] Simmons, D. R. 1982. Catalogue of Maori Artefacts in the Museums of Canada and the United States of America.. Auckland. Bulletin of the Auckland Institute and Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Pl. 240View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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