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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, 29643. Cook Islands 2002-02-05T00:00:00.000Z 1 2021-03-04T07:44:36.400Z Cook Islands Akairo a te Taunga Pacific Collection Access Project 55 Basalt, green-black (porphyritic - some phenocrysts). Mottled texture. Some slight weathering of surface and coating by iron oxides. Toki. Adze. Tool used for multiple purposes including carving wooden objects. Carved from a basalt stone. Dark in colour. Quadrangular cross-section. Chipped at cutting edge. Bevel ground at a light incline, slightly concave towards the cuting edge. Front of blade is flat, highly polished with shallow chipping towards the lower end. Prominent raised shoulder reduces to butt. Butt has some polished. Poll is left unpolished. Toki
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