Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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mo’ai kavakava
  • unknown maker from Easter Island
  • mo’ai kavakava, mid-late 1900s
  • Where object was made: Easter Island, Chile
  • wood, varnish?, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 13 x 2.5 x 3 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 5 1/8 x 1 x 1 1/8 in
  • Gift of Alfred E. Johnson
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3615

The stylized human figure appears emaciated, evidenced by the prominent ribcage. It has a large head and the arms are at the sides. It is made of orange wood.