- Museum number
Carved axe haft made of wood, rattan, leaf.
Length: 56 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Axe head ground on Murua, from stone obtained in Suloga. Exchanged throughout Massim area. Known as "benam" in Tubetube. See Seligmann, The Melanesians of British New Guinea, 1910.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2014-2015, 20 Nov-20 Sept, London, Wellcome Collection, The Institute of Sexology
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
CDMS number: Oc1922C11.148 (old CDMS no.)