Cutting 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.
49/1949/148
Collection Class
Tools for farm and craft
Common Name
cutting blade
Simple Name
cutting blade
Full Name
cutting blade
Dimensions
whole length 230 mm; whole W 100 mm
Production Year High
1949
Production County
Rapa Nui (Easter Island)
Production Country
Easter Island (Special Territory of Chile)
Production Area Region
South America
Production Continent
Latin America and the Caribbean
Family Group

Material
?flint stone; wood; fibre (modern string)
Function Name
tool
Collection Area Region
POLYN
Collection Continent
Pacific

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