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Tattooing mallet

Tattooing mallet

Place: Tahiti & Society Islands
Category: Tools

wood, Tahiti and the Society Islands, l. 42.5 cm, l. 12.9 cm (striking surface), w. 5.3 cm (max.), Inv. Oz 441

Forster Register B.15: ‘2 instruments for tattooing’, Note: presumably one tattooing comb and one tattooing mallet, cf. Oz 439

The material and form of Oz 441 correspond to those of Oz 440. The two pieces differ only slightly in their dimensions. Gundolf Krüger

Related artefacts

Tattooing comb, Inv. 439
Tattooing mallet, Inv. 440