Blade

Description
A crude crescent-shaped mata’a. This was not used as a weapon but a scraping and cutting tool. Many mata’a were made from obsidian and were designed to be multi-purpose tools.
Accession Loan No.
21/1913
Collection Class
Tools for farm and craft
Common Name
blade
Simple Name
cutting blade
Full Name
cutting blade
Dimensions
whole length 205 mm; blade width 103 mm; whole thickness 96 mm
Production Year High
1913
Production County
Rapa Nui (Easter Island)
Production Country
Easter Island (Special Territory of Chile)
Production Area Region
Polynesia
Production Continent
Oceania
Family Group

Material
wood; ?flint; fibre
Function Name
tool
Collection Area Region
POLYN
Collection Continent
Pacific

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