Axe

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Registration number
2126
Item name
Axe 
Category
Chopping/Cutting
 
Indigenous name
Kilakila (Kwaio language) 
Maker
Unrecorded  
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Pacific > Solomon Islands
Map
Collector
Captain Sydney Mercer-Smith 
Acquisition date
December 08, 1951 
Acquisition method
Donated by Mr Sydney Mercer-Smith 
Raw material
Wood; iron; shell, nautilus and conus; putty nut
Dimensions
H: 1030 mm W: 170 mm L: D: 30 mm Circum:

Description

Axe with iron head and wood handle; woven black zigzag patterning on the lower haft which tappers into a conical point. Iron head has '2' stamped on one side of blade.

Research notes

The '2' stamped on the blade refers to it being a Harrison's no. 2 iron blade.

Indigenous name attributed by Clive Moore.

From the UQ Anthropology Museum exhibition ‘Solomon Islands: Re-enchantment and the Colonial Shadow’, a scholarly project curated by Diana Young in collaboration with research consultants Graham Baines, Annie Ross, Clive Moore and David Akin, August 2016 – June 2017.

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