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Ceremonial Adze Blade

Object Number:42-21-169B
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Mangaia
Cook Islands
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Stone
Height: 109 cm
Width: 15 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Percy C. Madeira Jr., 1942
Other Number:599 - Other Number

Description

Elaborately carved wooden shaft with three-tiered, slightly offset end. Fibre cord lashing. Large black stone blade with triangular tang; lower surface of blade beveled from centre of tang to corner of cutting edge. One corder damaged.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

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

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