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Predicate Object 08 Jun 1950 1950-06-08T00:00:00.000Z 1950-06-08T00:00:00.000Z 1950.113 Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 1950.113, 31967.1 Cook Islands 2001-12-07T00:00:00.000Z 1 2021-03-04T07:23:24.279Z Cook Islands Akairo a te Taunga Pacific Collection Access Project 55 Basalt, aphanitic, fresh colour dark grey, weathered colour light grey brown. Toki. Adze. Multipurpose tool used for carving wood and other materials. Carved from toka (stone). Light grey in colour. Triangular cross-section. Sharp cutting edge. Small bevel surface. Front of blade is rounded. Slight shoulder at the top of the blade, reduces to butt. Adze terminates in a short butt and roughly worked poll. Overall surface treatment of the adze is roughly polished, area of flaking still evident. Toki
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