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Ceremonial Axe


Artist Unknown (Papua New Guinea)


Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location Not on view.
Ceremonial Axe, Artist Unknown (Papua New Guinea)
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Medium: Arms and Armor | Stone, wood, rattan, fibers
Size: 22 3/16 x 31 x 1 1/4 in. (56.36 x 78.74 x 3.18 cm)
Creation Place: Oceania, Melanesia, Papua New Guinea, Highlands
Culture: Oceania, Melanesia, Papua New Guinea, Highlands
Physical Description: wedge-shaped blade attached to rattan-covered long wood element, flaring at opposite end; tapering wood handle at 45° angle to wood portion of axe head
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; The Frances M. Norbeck Fund
Accession Number: 99.101.2
Added to Site: February 28, 2009