Axe

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Registration number
4483
Item name
Axe 
Category
Chopping/Cutting
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
Unrecorded  
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Pacific > Solomon Islands
Map
Collector
Mr William Effey 
Acquisition date
April 22, 1950 
Acquisition method
Donated by Mr William Stephens 
Raw material
Wood
Dimensions
H: 1120 mm W: 190 mm L: D: 30 mm Circum:

Description

Axe carved from single piece of wood; blackened.

Research notes

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.

These long-handled axes carved entirely from wood, might have been made for dancing, the pointed ends could be driven into the ground when not used. It’s possible they were made for tourists [David Akin and Graham Baines, Solomon Islands: Re-enchantment and the Colonial Shadow label].

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