Basalt statue know as Hoa Hakananai'a from about 1400 at The British Museum

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.

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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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 16:46:49
DescriptionThis 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.
CountyLondon
CountryEngland
CopyrightCopyright 2013 Kenvyn Davies and Debbie Phillips
Tags 2013 British Museum Capital City City Easter Island Easter Island Statue England Exhibit Exhibits Fujifilm Fujifilm X-E1 Fujinon Fujinon XF18-55mmF2.8-4.0 Indoors London Museum Museum Exhibit Sculpture Statue The British Museum
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Focal Length55mm
Focal Length (35mm)83mm
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