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Predicate Object 15 Feb 1984 1984-02-15T00:00:00.000Z 1984-02-15T00:00:00.000Z 1984.97 Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 1984.97, 50797.4. Cook Islands 2016-06-10T00:00:00.000Z 1 2021-03-04T07:42:33.200Z Cook Islands Akairo a te Taunga Pacific Collection Access Project 45 Basalt, very dark grey (seems to be aphanitic but mottled ?crystal aggregates). Colour of fresh rock not visible. Little weathering apparent with a grey green brown colour. Toki, Adze. Multipurpose tool used for carving wood and other materials. Dark grey in colour. Triangular in cross-section. Sharp cutting edge, with minor chipping. Bevel is rounded with distinct side edges and chin. Sides have some pecking visible. Front of the blade has a large chip at the lower end and minor scratches visible. Some polish. Raised shoulder. From shoulder reduced to butt. Butt left pecked on all surfaces. Poll left roughly pecked. Overall surface treatment of the butt end is left peck while blade section is more polished. Toki
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