Large Adze, Hawaiian Islands
length 11 3/8in (29cm)
Emma Nakuina (1847-1929), first curator of the Hawaiian national Museum, forerunner to the Bishop Museum
Thence by descent
This finely sculpted adze, carved from a dark, closed-grain basalt stone, most likely comes from the Mauna Kea quarry on the Island of Hawaii.
African, Oceanic and Pre-Columbian Art
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