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Hawaiian God - Wood - Akua ka'ai - Hawaii, USA

Lot reference 28683801
Hawaiian God - Wood - Akua ka'ai - Hawaii, USA

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1st half 19th century - Vintage - used with visible signs of wear

Object: Hawaiian God
Indigenous object name: Akua ka'ai
Region/ country: Hawaii, USA
Material: Wood
Period: 1st half 19th century
Condition: Vintage - used with visible signs of wear
Sold with stand: Yes
Dimensions: 38×14×9 cm

Powerful Hawaiian God made of hard wood probably Iron wood .
One eye in shell . The right is missing .
Both feet are broken . The figure was probably at the top of a post .

During ceremonies, God images like this one were displayed in temple grounds .

Was discovered in a flea market in Manchester and has been in French private collection since. Exact history lost .

References :
Similar figure at the National Museum of Scotland

J. Edge-Partington 'An album of the weapons, tools, ornaments of dress etc of the Natives of the Pacific Islands' II: 33, No 3. (1890, 1895, 1898) Manchester

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Catawiki member since May 8, 2019, received 2 reviews in total (2 in last 12 months)

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    celestezaccaria July 17, 2019

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    erstklassiges, altes Textil, schnell geschickt!
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    papua-kunst-1900 July 4, 2019

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