E0007: Handle, Adze


Classification Category:
4:Tools & Equipment for Materials ➞ Woodworking T&E
botanical ➔ wood
botanical ➔ fiber
54 cm L
36.5 cm W
6 cm H
Provenance of Object:
This object was held in the museum that Luther College started in 1877. This museum eventually grew into the Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, and following this, non-Norwegian American ethnographic objects were returned to Luther and accessioned into the college’s Anthropology Collection. Without additional documentation, was likely obtained by the Luther College Museum (later the Norwegian-American Museum) between the late 19th century and early 20th century.
Handle of an adze, a tool similar to an ax with an arched blade used for cutting or shaping large pieces of wood. The blade is missing. Made from a tree branch with a notch in it. Origin unknown.
Related Collections
Accession: 1996.ETHN62, 1/1/96
Donated by: Unknown