University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:18034
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Marquesas Islands
Nuku Hiva
Near Typee Valley
Date Made: Before 1874
Early Date: 1864
Late Date: 1874
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Wood
Height: 142 cm
Length: 16 cm
Width: 17 cm
Credit Line:Gift of William Pepper, 1891

Description

Tiki Akan, Wooden. 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.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Loan Exhibition - Objects Used in Religious Ceremonies, and Charms and Implements For Divination (16 Apr 1892) View Objects in Exhibition
Polynesia Gallery (28 Jan 1982 - Jun 2010) View Objects in Exhibition

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