- Museum number
Ceremonial adze with a carved wood haft, a basalt blade secured with sinnet binding.
- Production date
Length: 13.50 inches (from registration slip)
- Curator's comments
- Christy collection registration slip, written in 1870:
Small adze, basalt blade 3 inches long by 3/4 in. wide fastened with neat cinet. Handle of pale cinnamon coloured wood elaborately carved all over ...
This was made to order for Mr Hirt, at Mangaia, Cook Is. They were formerly used for making canoes, etc.'
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Presented by A.W. Franks Esq. 25.4.1871. (Hirt Coll)
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
CDMS number: Oc1871C1.7272 (old CDMS no.)
Miscellaneous number: Oc1871C0425.6