Black Argillite Toki (adze) ; Unknown; New Zealand; 053-1920-913-0002

Name/Title

Black Argillite Toki (adze)

About this object

Triangular in shape, with a flattish top. Has a shaped textured handle with the rest of the surfaces polished smooth to form an edge. Has some damage with a large section missing from the edge of the took.

Date Made

Unknown

Place Made

New Zealand

Subject and Association Keywords

Adze

Subject and Association Keywords

Toki

Subject and Association Keywords

Argillite

Medium and Materials

Argillite. Argillite is a found along the main axial ranges of the North and South Islands. Māori valued argillite’s strength, hardness and ability to hold a sharpened edge – which made it ideal for making tools (especially adzes).

Measurements

Height: 35mm
Width (at widest point): 60mm
Length: 180mm

Named Collection

Maori: Taonga Collection

Credit Line

Mrs E Sutherland, Lister House, Waimate.

Object Type

Toki

Object number

053-1920-913-0002

Copyright Licence  

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