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inscribed in white paint ‘Raratonga H 624 Hooper. Coll. No 969’
18th – 19th Century
Size : 6 cm dia., 5 cm high – 2¼ ins dia., 2 ins high
Ex Private collection, London
Basalt stones were exclusively used on Raratonga. Known as 'Toka Maka' they were thrown from plaited coir pouches at great speed and in practised hands were a very effective weapon.
|Height||5.00 cm||(1.97 inches)|