Hoa Hakananai'a ('lost or stolen friend') | Moai (ancestor figure)

Basalt; coral (missing (eyes sockets)); stone (missing (eyes sockets)) | 2.42 x 96cm | 1000-1200 (approx)

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Ancestor figure 'moai', called Hoa Hakananai'a (hidden or stolen friend) made of basalt. Images relating to the bird man religion (tangata manu); birds, vulvas, dance paddles in the form of stylizes human figure, a ring and a girdle design are carved...
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