E1024 : Aboriginal Axe

Ethnographic

Identifier:
E1024
Classification Category:
4:Tools & Equipment for Materials ➞ Forestry T&E
Materials:
botanical ➔ wood
stone/minerals
clay
Dimensions:
35.5 cm L
10 cm W
2.5 cm H
Provenance of Object:
According to donor notes :"Axe: the axe head was found at the mouth of the river Blythe in Australia. It is considered older than the shaft. The axe head was later added to the more contemporary shaft by an aboriginal artist from the Djinang tribe." Donor purchased ca. 1974 and donated to Luther College 2004.
Ethnic Group:
Asian - Pacific ➞ Aborigine
Source Locality:
River Blythe, mid-Arnhem Land, Australia
Acquisition Date:
2004