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Catalog Number CAS 2017-0004-0006   CAS 2017-0004-0006; Axe
Category Tools & Implements
Object Name Axe
Culture Melanesian
Global Region Oceania
Country Papua New Guinea
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Date of Manufacture
Collection Name N/A
Materials Stone; Wood; Rattan; Pork fat
Description Axe with elongated, curved wooden handle that comes to a point at the proximal end of the shaft; Stone blade fits into distal end of the shaft and is secured with woven rattan wrapping, covered in pork fat; The axe head has a wooden extension that protrudes from the poll and tapers proximally before coming to a ridge and then flaring outward slightly and flattening.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 41.5, Thickness = 4.6, Length = 52.5
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