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  • Other Name

    Adze blade (English)

  • Description

    'Arā. Adze blade. Carved from a single piece of ofa'i (stone), with an cross-section. Blunt cutting edge, with a mildly steep bevel, and rounded blade. Overall surface treatment left pecked. Chipping at butt-end and poll. Light grey in overall colour with orange/brown colouring visible inside pores of 'arā. White coloured marking possibly paint visible on poll. Circular dark coloured marking/stain visible across the front of the blade.

  • Place
  • Accession Number
  • Accession Date
    04 Apr 1937
  • Other Id

    23226.1 (ethnology)

  • Department
adze, 1937.113, 23226.1, Photographed by Andrew Hales,… … Read more

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