Object photography

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Object description

  • Haida artist
  • Adze, 19th century
  • Stone
  • Pacific Northwest Coast, North America
  • L: 6 in, W: 2 1/8 in, D: 1 3/4 in (L: 15.2 cm, W: 5.4 cm, D: 4.4 cm)
  • Gift of Mr. Walter A. Newhall, 1908
  • E11858


This adze blade is made out of dark stone. It is double-bevelled, which makes it an axe. The blade is partly polished on all four sides, and tapers down to a distinct edge.