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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
Height: 142 cm
Length: 16 cm
Width: 17 cm
Credit Line:Gift of William Pepper, 1891
Other Number:LE700 - Other Number


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:

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


[Catalogue, Exhibition] Culin, Robert S. 1892. Loan Exhibition: Objects Used in Religious Ceremonies and Charms and Implements for Divination.. University of Pennsylvania, Department of Archaeology and Paleontology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: page 161 #700View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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