Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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stone axe
  • unknown Australian Aboriginal maker
  • stone axe, late 1800s–1944
  • Where object was made: Australia
  • wood, stone, wire, human hair, paint, gum resin
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 42.5 x 15.5 x 3 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 16 3/4 x 6 1/8 x 1 1/8 in
  • Gift of Karl F. Baldwin
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3613

The axe has a pointed stone blade. The handle is a long piece of wood folded over the end of the axe head. It is held in place with resin and painted red. The ends flare away from each other. There is a band of wire and another band of hair just below the axe head.