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Ki‘i

human history
  • Other Name

    Idol figure (English)

  • Description

    Ki‘i. Idol figure. This ki‘i is carved from lā‘au (wood) into a stylised human figure in a standing position. Carved from a cylindrical block of wood, this ki‘i is ovoid in cross-section, stands with its hands drawn together in front with tongue protruding from its open mouth. It is depicted with leaf-shaped eyes. This ki‘i is likely modern in construction, intended for the tourist market. It is heavy in weight, brown in colour and its surfaces are polished.

  • Place
  • Accession Number
    1985.110
  • Accession Date
    1985
  • Other Id

    51756 (ethnology)

  • Department
Ki‘i, 1985.110, 51756, Photographed by Denise Baynham,… … Read more

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