Object photography

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Object description

  • Haida artist
  • Adze, 19th century
  • Stone
  • Northwest Coast, North America
  • L: 5 3/4 in, W: 1 7/8 in, D: 1 1/2 in (L: 14.6 cm, W: 4.8 cm, D: 3.8 cm)
  • Gift of Mr. Walter A. Newhall, 1908
  • E11859


This adze blade is made out of dark stone and has a polished edge and sides. It is double bevelled which makes it an axe. The top and bottom sides slope downward to create a distinct edge, which is badly chipped.