University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Object Number:2003-43-247
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Nanai
Provenience: Siberia
Amur River
Culture Area: Siberia
Section:American
Materials:Wood
Metal
Leather
Technique:Carved
Incised
Forged
Lashed
Credit Line:Gift of the Philadelphia Commercial Museum (also known as the Philadelphia Civic Center Museum), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2003
Other Number:1899.1.247 - Other Number
74-1-88 - Other Number
189 - Other Number

Description

Adze consisting of an elaborately carved, crooked wooden handle to which a heavy iron blade is lashed with hide strips; a piece of fishskin pads the area between the blade and the handle; incised scroll and triangular designs decorate the head and the end of the handle.


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