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Object Number:2015-13-5
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Easter Island
Maker: Benedicto Tuki
Late Date: 2003
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Wood
Height: 71.5 cm
Width: 9 cm
Depth: 8 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Robert and Marilyn Forney, 2015
Other Number:736-205 - Other Number

Description

Thin, curved wood figure with crested hair, large inlaid "bullseye" eyes, wide smile. Closely resembles a figure that has long been in a museum in Leningrad. Published by Thor Heyerdahl in "The Art of Easter Island," Plates 65 and 66 of which were presumably used as a model by the carver, Easter Island artist Benedicto Tuki Pate. Like 2015-13-4, this figure is probably larger than the original prototype.

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