CULTURAL CONTEXT : Raw material preparation; adzes were used for paring down bone, ivory, and wood.

DESCRIPTION : The nephrite head is hafted to a bone handle. The curved bone handle is perforated with two holes through which skin lashings pass to bind together the handle and adze head. The cutting edge is bifacially ground and straight in configuration.

GEO-CULTURAL AREA : Central Arctic

ETHNOLINGUISTIC GROUP : Inuit-Inupiaq

CULTURE : Copper Inuit

NATURAL REGION : Victoria Island

PROVINCE : Northwest Territories

PERIOD : early 20th Century

MATERIAL : Nephrite; bone; skin

METHOD OF MANUFACTURE : Carved; ground; lashed
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