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Predicate Object 1917 1917-01-01T00:00:00.000Z 1917-12-31T00:00:00.000Z 1917.26 Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 1917.26, 8808. Cook Islands 2003-06-16T00:00:00.000Z 1 2021-03-04T05:09:13.963Z Cook Islands Akairo a te Taunga Pacific Collection Access Project 45 Basalt, aphanitic (but has rare phenocrysts), fresh colour on small chip dark grey, weathered colour / patina dark grey brown. Predominantly Open Toki. Adze. Multipurpose tool used for carving wood and other materials. Carved from aphanitic basalt toka (stone). Dark grey in colour. Trapezoidal cross-section. Sharp cutting edge. Long shallow bevel surface slightly concave towards the cutting edge. Front of blade is flat and highly polished. Poll end is polished. Pecked at the poll. Surface of the adze is highly polished with pecking still evident in some areas. Toki
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