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Source Image: PR938_02_03_02 of Easter Island Quarry

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Description

Detail of a hand from a statue being moved.

Monument
Easter Island Quarry 
Monument Type
Quarry 
Material(s)
Tuff (Visual identification)  
Date
circa ad 700 - circa ad 1400 
Keywords
ClothingTransport  
Collections
Easter Island  

Location

Current Location
Rana Rarako 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Fine shaping
Tool
Point
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The hand was carved in low relief close to the body with a stone tool similar to a point chisel.

Notes

It seems some final shaping was undertaken, such as the carving of this hand, prior to transporting the statue.

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