Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Lhaq'temish (Lummi) peoples
  • adze, late 1800s–1926
  • Where object was made: Washington, United States
  • wood, metal, leather, string, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 9 x 4.5 x 23 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 3 1/2 x 1 3/4 x 9 1/16 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5684

The adze has a brown wooden handle. The handle is rounded and the struts on either end angle inward to the base and flare upward at the ends of the handle. The black rectangular blade is secured to the base with leather strips and string.