Axe. Kodiak Eskimos. USA , Russian America. North America, The North-West of the continent, Alaska, Kodiak Island. 19th century.

Axe
Collection MAE RAS: № 4104-57
Image ID: 4071228
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Museum inventory number:
№ 4104-57
Title:
Axe
Ethnicity:
Kodiak Eskimos
Place:
USA , Russian America
Geography:
North America, The North-West of the continent, Alaska, Kodiak Island
Date:
19th century
Collector:
unknown sailor
Expedition:
Russian circumnavigations and half round-the-world sea expeditions
Materials:
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
Commentation:
“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).
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