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[AC] Mead Art Museum at Amherst College; [HC] Hampshire College Art Gallery;
[HD] Historic Deerfield; [MH] Mount Holyoke College Art Museum; [MH SK] The Joseph Allen Skinner Museum at Mount Holyoke College; [SC] Smith College Museum of Art; [UM] University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMASS Amherst

 


Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Oceanic; Polynesian; Tahitian
Title:Adze
Date Made:19th century
Type:Work Tool
Materials:Wood, iron, and string
Place Made:Oceania; Polynesia; Tahiti
Measurements:overall: 6 3/4 x 16 1/2 x 1 1/4 in.; 17.145 x 41.91 x 3.175 cm
Narrative Inscription:  In black ink, on a paper tag glued to handle: "The Hatchet of a Native of Otahite."
Accession Number:  MH 2003.26.14
Credit Line:Transfer from the Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections
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Description:
Missionary Cabinet. "7"-shaped adze made of two pieces of wood and an iron blade bound together with braided string.

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