Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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adze
  • Native Alaskan peoples
  • adze, late 1800s–1959
  • Where object was made: Point Hope, District of Alaska or Alaska Territory (present-day Alaska), United States
  • antler, bone, stone, sinew, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 14 x 14 x 4 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 1 9/16 in
  • Gift of Axel Towksjhea
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5830
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Description

Short handled adze. Small grey stone blade seated in a rectangular bone handle. Antler handle tied to bone portion with sinew. Brown.