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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 1950.113, 31973.1 Cook Islands 2001-12-07T00:00:00.000Z 1 2021-03-04T07:23:51.385Z Cook Islands Akairo a te Taunga Pacific Collection Access Project 35 Basalt, very dark grey (aphanitic). Weathered surface a orange brown grey. Toki. Adze. Multipurpose tool used for carving wood and other materials. Carved from toka (stone). Grey in colour. Quadrangular cross-section. Sharp cutting edge. Bevel surface is steep. Raised shoulder. From the shoulder reduced to butt. Coconut sinnit braid, lashing, (tapaki / taviri / hahau), is wrapped around butt. Poll left flaked. Low level polish all over. Overall surface treatment left flaked and pecked. Toki
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