prmlogo2Cook-Voyage Collections
at the Pitt Rivers Museum


PRM000011523Hafted adze, to′i, of wood and basalt, from the Society Islands (probably Tahiti); from the Forster collection (Forster 23; 1886.1.1334)

Hafted adze. Black basalt blade of triangular cross-section hafted to a wood handle with braided coconut fibre. Hooked heel and faceted butt with four faces.


  PRM0001296715179Adze (with scale)
PRM000095353Top of adze
PRM000095355Bottom of blade
PRM0001296725179Detail of binding
PRM0001297655179Ashmolean label