Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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adze handle
  • Lhaq'temish (Lummi) peoples
  • adze handle, late 1800s–1926
  • Where object was made: San Juan Island, Washington, United States
  • whale bone, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 8 x 4.5 x 17 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 3 1/8 x 1 3/4 x 6 11/16 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5696
Description

The adze handle is made of carved bone. The handle is straight and cylindrical. One strut is straight and the other strut is curved. The base is flat with a recess along most of the length to receive the blade. It is mottled white.

The handle once had a flint blade.