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Predicate Object 1936 1936-01-01T00:00:00.000Z 1936-12-31T00:00:00.000Z 1936.295 Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 1936.295, 24124.2 Kiribati 2002-06-24T00:00:00.000Z 1 2021-03-03T23:45:17.033Z Kiribati Pacific Collection Access Project 35 Tools and Implements/- PACIFIC SUBJECTS - Te tanai. Hafted adze tool. Clam shell adze blade. This is an adze blade. It is a component of a tool used in cutting hard materials. It has been carved from te aubunga (clam shell; tridacna gigas). It is convex and shaped like a trapezoid. The blade edge tapers to form an edged area for contact when in use. The convex surface is thick in depth through the centre area. It is off-white in colour with a series of furrows running diagonally across the surface. The edges are filed and a deep uneven bevelled has been formed at the smaller end of the blade. The base features a flat surface area across the widest part and then raises into a ridge towards the end of the blade. Te tanai
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