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human history
  • Other Name

    Adze (English)

  • Description

    Fao'a. Stone adze. This Fao'a (adze) is worked from ofa'i (stone) of a grey-brown colour. It has a long shallow bevel and is trapezoidal in section. The cutting edge is broken. The blade's surface is rectangular in shape. The Fao'a has a prominent shoulder reduces towards the poll, which is left pecked.

  • Place
  • Accession Number
  • Accession Date
    21 Mar 1934
  • Other Id

    20041.1 (ethnology)

  • Department
adze, 1934.107, 20041.1, Photographed by Andrew Hales,… … Read more

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