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Pinocchio 20th June 2019 12:15 AM

Oceanian axe identification
 
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Hi everybody,
Anyone can identify this axe ?
Thanks

Tim Simmons 20th June 2019 04:39 PM

I am looking through my books on South Seas Pacific Island cultures and hope to help but my first thoughts are/were this may be African. Something about the wood and the chip showing the wood texture, does not look like the usual wood of the islands but still looking.

Tim Simmons 21st June 2019 09:56 AM

I am sure I have an illustration of this form of axe harft. I think it is from one of the Vanuatu Islands.

Pinocchio 21st June 2019 06:28 PM

Thanks Tim,

I donít think it is from Africa as it has a trader iron axe. African were making iron axes before the arrival of the European with was not the case with the melanesians. I think itís more from this area.
Francois

David 22nd June 2019 02:49 AM

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Originally Posted by Tim Simmons
I am sure I have an illustration of this form of axe harft. I think it is from one of the Vanuatu Islands.

Tim, i think you are on to something. These are all identified as Vanuatu Island axes.

LJ 22nd June 2019 04:45 PM

How about the Bismarck Archipelago (New Britain or New Ireland) ?

Tim Simmons 23rd June 2019 01:42 PM

Quite possible.

Pinocchio 23rd June 2019 08:37 PM

I know the ones with the cage at the bottom but this one is quiet different .


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