Rock crystal skull at The British Museum



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This statue, representing and ancestral figure, was possibly first displayed in the open air. It was later moved into a stone house at Orongo, the centre of a bird man cult. Low-relief designs carved on the back are associated with this cult. The statue seems to have been used in both contexts to express ideas about leadership and authority.
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Date2013-05-03 16:44:16
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CountyLondon
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CopyrightCopyright 2013 Kenvyn Davies and Debbie Phillips
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