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Predicate Object 1899 1899-01-01T00:00:00.000Z 1899-12-31T00:00:00.000Z Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 12234 Cook Islands 2003-05-13T00:00:00.000Z 1 2020-12-20T18:43:29.793Z Cook Islands Akairo a te Taunga Pacific Collection Access Project 55 Basalt (porphyritic), no fresh surfaces for true colour otherwise weathered to a grey green brown. Pitting due differential hardness of phenocryst vs groundmass. Toki. Adze. Multipurpose tool used for carving wood and other materials. Carved from toka (stone). Grey-brown in colour. Triangular in cross-section. Dull cutting edge. Bevel is concave. Sides are left pecked. Slightly raised shoulder. From shoulder reduced to butt and poll. Overall surface treatment is roughly polished and pecked. Toki
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