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toki (adze); unknown; New Zealand; 023-1900-321-0001

toki (adze); unknown; New Zealand; 023-1900-321-0001
toki (adze); unknown; New Zealand; 023-1900-321-0001toki (adze); unknown; New Zealand; 023-1900-321-0001
Name/Title
toki (adze)
About this object
Dark grey toki (adze). Triangular in shape with flattish top. Has a shaped, textured handle, pronounced shaped edge. All 4 sides of the toki have been polished smooth, especially the edge and one side of the toki. Probably used with handle attached.

Believed to be pounamu. Dark pounamu is associated with tohunga.

Date Made
unknown
Place Made
New Zealand
Subject and Association Keywords
Adze
Toki
Maori
Pounamu
Subject and Association Description
Dark grey toki (adze). Triangular in shape with flattish top. Has a shaped, textured handle, pronounced shaped edge. All 4 sides of the toki have been polished smooth, especially the edge and one side of the toki. Probably used with handle attached.

Believed to be pounamu. Dark pounamu is associated with tohunga.

Medium and Materials
Grey stone, believed to be dark pounamu.
Measurements
Height: 40mm
Width (widest point): 95mm
Length: 260mm

Collection
Maori: Taonga Collection
Credit Line
Presented by Mrs E C O'Brien of Temuka
Object Type
Toki
Object number
023-1900-321-0001

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