From: Marquesas Islands | Nuku Hiva | Tai Pi Vai

Curatorial Section: Oceanian

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Native Name Tiki
Object Number 18033
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Marquesan
Provenience Marquesas Islands | Nuku Hiva | Tai Pi Vai
Date Made pre 1874
Section Oceanian
Materials Wood
Technique Carved

Human figure with stylized face, flexed knees, hands resting on stomach. In the Marquesas Islands such large wooden figures (tiki), representing deified ancestors, were placed on stone platforms at ritual sites.This one was found near Tai Pi Vai (Herman Melville's "Typee") Valley.

Height 133 cm
Width 24 cm
Depth 23 cm
Credit Line Gift of William Pepper, 1891
Other Number LE701 - Other Number

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