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Indian Stone ax head or adze

Object Number: 
1845.3
Date: 
Late Woodland period
Medium: 
Stone
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 1/4 x 5 in. ( 23.5 x 12.7 cm )
Description: 
Stone axe head; roughly triangular blade with rounded point; grooved band above rounded base.
Gallery Label: 
This ax head was found at Throg's Neck in the Bronx, New York. Because of its large size, it may have been a ceremonial object.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Waldron B. Post
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group