Adze Head

Collection Type

  • Cultural artifacts

GUSN

GUSN-171395

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

Descriptive Terms

adzes
stone (rock)
Ax

Associated Building

Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

FD055

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Pacific Island Group

Dimensions

3 1/4 (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.1453