Ceremonial Adze Blade


From: Mangaia | Cook Islands

Curatorial Section: Oceanian

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Object Number 42-21-169B
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience Mangaia | Cook Islands
Section Oceanian
Materials Stone

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.

Height 109 cm
Width 15 cm
Credit Line Gift of Percy C. Madeira Jr., 1942
Other Number 599 - Collector Number

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