Adze blade

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Registration number
7240
Item name
Adze blade 
Category
Chopping/Cutting
Currency/Trade
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
Unrecorded  
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Pacific > Solomon Islands > Temotu (Eastern Islands) Province > Tikopia Island
Map
Collector
Unrecorded 
Acquisition date
January 01, 1960 
Acquisition method
by Mission Boat 
Raw material
giant clamshell
Dimensions
H: W: L: D: Circum:

Description

Shell adze blade of irregular shape and uneven surfaces; in profile it is curved with shell growth lines visible on convex surface.

Research notes

Item shows potential to consist of petrified bone or coral, although Catalogue Book 2 indicates it is of clam shell. Material attributed by G. Baines [07/04/2013].

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