Two unusual moko figurines from the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem

  title={Two unusual moko figurines from the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem},
  author={Rafal Wieczorek},
  journal={Rapa Nui Journal},
  pages={13 - 18}
  • Rafal Wieczorek
  • Published 2016
  • Art
  • Rapa Nui Journal
  • Abstract: Two unique Easter Island wooden figurines from the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts are described. After iconographic analysis of their common characteristics and comparison with broader Rapanui statuary, a conclusion is reached in which both carvings are ascribed to a subtype of moai moko design also known as a lizardman. A short discussion is given on the possible meaning and significance of the figurines in the broader context of pre-contact Rapanui culture. Abstract… CONTINUE READING

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