Arts of the Pacific Islands
Obsidian, clay, wood, coir
late 19th or early 20th century
16 x 1 5/8 x 1 1/2 in. (40.6 x 4.1 x 3.8 cm) (show scale)
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Gift of Marcia and John Friede and Mrs. Melville W. Hall
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Matankor. Dagger, late 19th or early 20th century. Obsidian, clay, wood, coir, 16 x 1 5/8 x 1 1/2 in. (40.6 x 4.1 x 3.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Marcia and John Friede and Mrs. Melville W. Hall, 87.218.95. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 87.218.95.jpg)
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Dagger with wooden hilt in the form of a standing male figure; a wide band of decoratively wound coir in a diaper pattern between hilt and blade; and pointed obsidian blade, flat on one surface and chipped into a biface angle on the other. Human figure features long quartered face, long-lobed ears, tailed cap and angular anatomy.
Condition: Obsidian surface worn and dulled. Lengthwise splits in wood figure: front of headdress, side of genitals, in base (front and back), on buttocks. Small area of possible insect damage on the inner surface of proper right foot. Dirty.
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