toki (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

Subject and Association Keywords

Toki

Subject and Association Keywords

Maori

Subject and Association Keywords

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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