University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 2003-32-328
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Marquesan
Provenience: Marquesas Islands
Date Made: Before 1900
Early Date: 1890
Late Date: 1900
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Stone
Wood
Plant Fiber
Height: 45.6
Width: 21.1
Credit Line:Gift of the Philadelphia Commercial Museum (also known as the Philadelphia Civic Center Museum), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2003
Other Number1995.X.16607 - Other Number
13247 - Other Number
1438 - Other Number
CIVIC1995.X.16607 - Other Number

Description

Roughly shaped stone blade, tanged, with triangular cross-section. Attached to forked wooden haft by criss-crossed lashings of braided plant fiber. Fragments of blue-edged stickers from L'Exposition universelle de Paris, 1900, one of which could read "Hac[hette] "du Nu[ku Hiva] Marq[uesas].


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