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Adze Head

2006.44.1453 (RS177800)

Description

Adze - the thick body made of dark stone with a carved groove for securing the head to a handle. Cutting edge is sharpened in a crescent shape. The top of the adze is rounded, There are clear wear marks along the groove where the adze would have been straped to a handle, and along the cutting edge. Unknown origin but likely from the Pacific Islands.

Details

Maker
unknown
Location of origin
Pacific Island Group
Associated Building
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
Material
stone (rock)
Object type
Woodworking T&E
Descriptive terms
adzes
Ax
stone (rock)
Dimensions
3 1/4 (W) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.1453
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
171395

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