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Axe. 19th century
Axe. 19th century
Number
МАЭ № 4104-57
Title
Ethnicity
Kodiak Eskimos
Date
19th century
Expedition
Russian circumnavigations and half round-the-world sea expeditions
Collectors-person
unknown sailor
Material
wood, paint, stone
Dimensions
length 37 cm, length of the blade 15.7 cm, width of the blade 4.6 cm, diameter of the handle 2.5 cm
Annotation
“In earlier times the stone axe, bone needle (which they also had to finish) and shell or the rare piece of iron were the only tools they had. And now they don’t have many more tools but they have polished and perfected bone articles and other things very well and are imitating the works of the Russians and are as good as their teachers” (Davydov 1812: 23).
Corpus
Ethnography of America
Albums
Applique work sample. 19th century
Bag, before 1845