- Museum number
Wooden axe, light brown, plain, carved from one piece.
- Production date
- 19thC (before 1893)
Length: 102.50 centimetres
Width: 14.10 centimetres
Depth: 2 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Starzecka, Neich & Pendergrast 2010
Comments: Nineteenth-century, wooden imitation of European axe (RN).
Collected for the Museum by H.G. Jackson in New Zealand at the request of C.H. Read (BM PE correspondence: H.G. Jackson, 26 December 1892).
References: Edge-Partington ii.1: 226.2
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Letter from Jackson to Read of the BM from Auckland in 1892:' As requested by Mr Partington & yourself I have literally scoured the country round for Maori curios but hey are not to be had at any price being now in the hands of squatters & private collectors who wont part, its only when a death takes places that a stray club comes into the sale room'. Jackson sent two cases of miscellaneous Pacific material from which Read selected some, others purchased by Edge-Partington, Oxford and Cambridge and the rest returned to Jackson's family. See Starzecka 2010 and correspondence in BM.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
CDMS number: Oc1893C2.6882 (old CDMS no.)