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Arts and Crafts of the Cook Islands

Figure 83.—Triangular edge, ceremonial of variation 2, Mangaia (7860); very dark basalt, with well polished blade but unpolished butt. a, front: short butt with somewhat angular lateral edges; blade long, and wider at cutting edge which is convex downward; dropped shoulder. b, back: long bevel surface with apical point at butt junction, middle part slightly concave transversely but straight near cutting edge; dropped shoulder on front continued on sides and back; butt badly chipped on one side,…

Figure 83.—Triangular edge, ceremonial of variation 2, Mangaia (7860); very dark basalt, with well polished blade but unpolished butt. a, front: short butt with somewhat angular lateral edges; blade long, and wider at cutting edge which is convex downward; dropped shoulder. b, back: long bevel surface with apical point at butt junction, middle part slightly concave transversely but straight near cutting edge; dropped shoulder on front continued on sides and back; butt badly chipped on one side, median edge present. c, right side: butt slants backward and lateral edges of blade ground down to narrow surface. d, sections. Weight, 32.75 oz.

Figure 83.—Triangular edge, ceremonial of variation 2, Mangaia (7860); very dark basalt, with well polished blade but unpolished butt. a, front: short butt with somewhat angular lateral edges; blade long, and wider at cutting edge which is convex downward; dropped shoulder. b, back: long bevel surface with apical point at butt junction, middle part slightly concave transversely but straight near cutting edge; dropped shoulder on front continued on sides and back; butt badly chipped on one side, median edge present. c, right side: butt slants backward and lateral edges of blade ground down to narrow surface. d, sections. Weight, 32.75 oz.