Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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figure depicting a moai
  • Easter Island
  • figure depicting a moai, late 1800s–1993
  • Where object was made: Easter Island, Chile
  • wood, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 28 x 9 x 5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 11 x 3 1/2 x 1 15/16 in
  • Gift of Alfred E. Johnson
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3619

The very stylized human figure, depicts a moai. It depicts the head and torso, arms to the sides without legs. The head is squared and flattened. It has a circle incised between the hands and another circle on the back with two arches below.