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Predicate Object 19 Jun 1947 1947-06-19T00:00:00.000Z 1947-06-19T00:00:00.000Z 1947.106 Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 1947.106, 29639. Cook Islands 2002-02-05T00:00:00.000Z 1 2021-03-04T07:44:32.888Z Cook Islands Akairo a te Taunga Pacific Collection Access Project 55 Basalt, black (some phenocryst and may be a zenolith on one edge), some weathering of surface and coating by iron oxides. Presumably was buried in volcanic soils. Toki. Adze. Tool used for multiple purposes including carving wooden objects. Carved from basalt stone. Triangular cross-section. Sharp cutting edge with shallow chip at one end. Bevel is polished, concave towards cutting edge. Blade is flat and is highly polished. Adze has a prominent shoulder with defined edge. Triangular butt, highly polished. Surface treatmnt of poll is also polished. Overall is polished surface treatment. Surface colous is brown with black undertone. Purchase of the Edward Earle Vaile Trust Fund in 1947 from the collection of L. Moncrieff Nutt. Toki
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