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Catalog Number

CAS 2016-0002-0017   CAS 2016-0002-0017; Axe head
Category Tools & Implements
Object Name Axe head
Culture Melanesian
Global Region Oceania
Country Solomon Islands
Other Geographic Data Nggela Islands
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture Late 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Stone
Description Axe head; Small, tapering ovoid shape; Oval in cross-section; Distal end has a flattened cutting edge with some wear; Proximal end comes to a rounded point; Surface texture is very smooth; Overall color is brownish-gray with the two sides slightly different shades.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 3.9, Thickness = 1.9, Length = 8.1