Admission with Museum Card

Kuusamo moose head axe

, Kuusamo

  • 6.7.2024–15.8.2025

The moose head shaped poll side of the axe is 17.3 cm long and weighs 319 grams. The quartzite axe is broken at the attachment point of the shaft.


The decorations on the axe are perplexingly sharp-edged. The moose ears are decorated with leaf ornaments and there is a line of small dots, like a string of pearls, on the muzzle. The underside of the neck is ornamented with a fishbone pattern. Having spent thousands of years at the mercy of frost and fluctuating water levels, the stone axe is amazingly well preserved. The reddish-brown spots on the back and ears are due to the iron content of the stone. The fresh crack in the muzzle reveals the lightness of the quartzite.

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Museum contact details

Torangintaival 2, 93600 Kuusamo

040 8608365

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Admission with Museum Card
Admission with Museum Card


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Mon 10:00-17:00
Tue 10:00-17:00
Wed 10:00-17:00
Thu 10:00-17:00
Fri 10:00-17:00
Sat 10:00-15:00
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