Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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figure depicting a moai
  • Easter Island
  • figure depicting a moai, early 1900s–1935
  • Where object was made: Easter Island, Chile
  • wood, varnish, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 30.5 x 6 x 7.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 12 x 2 3/8 x 2 15/16 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. David F. Liebert
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3620

The very stylized human figure depicts a moai. It depicts the head and torso with the arms to the sides and without legs. The large head is squared and flattened. The hands are joined at the low abdomen.