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Object Number:2015-13-4
Current Location: Sphinx Gallery
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Provenience: Easter Island
Maker: Benedicto Tuki
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Wood
Height: 71.6 cm
Width: 12 cm
Depth: 10 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Robert and Marilyn Forney, 2015

Description

Carved wooden figure of an emaciated man. A modern example of the traditional Easter Island "ribbed figure," faithful in all details to older prototypes except that it is significantly larger (71.6 cm., as compared to a 43.5 cm. example collected in the 1870s). Carved in 2003 by Easter Island artist Benedicto Tuki Pate.

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