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Adze

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Physical description

A straight wooden shafted adze with an angled proximal end and a knob of adhesive at the distal end. A worn stone blade is embedded in the adhesive and the shaft is decorated with alternating bands of fine fluting and single plain ringtail bands.

Statement of significance

The Professor Henry and Luise Krips collection comprises 260 Aboriginal artefacts including weapons, ornaments and stone implements.

The Professor Henry and Luise Krips collection comprises a wide range of artefacts from all mainland states and the Northern Territory. Henry Krips was a symphony orchestra director and his work often took him and his wife Luise to Europe and Great Britain where they would purchase artefacts for their collection and bring them back to Australia.

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