1st half 19th century - Vintage - used with visible signs of wear
|Indigenous object name:||Akua ka'ai|
|Region/ country:||Hawaii, USA|
|Period:||1st half 19th century|
|Condition:||Vintage - used with visible signs of wear|
|Sold with stand:||Yes|
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 .
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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