Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Skokomish peoples
  • adze, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Washinton, United States
  • wood, metal, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 21.5 x 13 x 6 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 8 7/16 x 5 1/8 x 2 3/8 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6176

The adze has a "V" shape. One leg of the "V" is the short wooden handle with a flare at the free end of the handle. The bend of the "V" is also wood which extends a short way up the other leg. A flat, rectangular metal blade is attached to form the full second leg of the "V." It is brown.