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Adze blade

Museum number:
11-42426
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Accession number:
Acc.3145
Object count:
1
Description:
adze blade, unhafted; carved rectangular turtle shell; sharpened along one edge; old label on underside; 14.5 cm. l.; 8 cm. w.
Donor:
Lloyd W. Swift
Collection place:
Micronesia
Culture or time period:
Micronesian
Collector:
Josephine Hall Bishop
Collection date:
1917
Materials:
Shell (animal material)
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
1.6 Manufacturing, Constructing, Craft, and Professional Pursuits and 8.3 For Manufacturing
Accession date:
June 16, 1975
Context of use:
part of adze, used in manufacturing (woodworking) label on bottom side reads, "Old native bone blade, used for cutting and digging.
Department:
Oceania
Dimensions:
length 14.5 centimeters and width 8 centimeters
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