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ID: 700001795Record Type: Movable Work
Images: 1
Moai kavakava (human figure) (carving (visual work); Unknown; 1800s; Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (Wellington, Welling...; OL000342)
Note: Moai kavakava are carved wooden figures, generally considered to be representations of ancestors, although their symbolism is not known. This example shows a male figure with prominent rib cage and backbone, and features relief carving on the top of the head. It was probably made in the early nineteenth century on Rapanui (Easter Island).
Titles:
Moai kavakava (human figure) (preferred,C,U,RP,English-P,U,U)
Catalog Level: item
Work Types:
carving (visual work) [300047203] (preferred)
..... (Objects Facet, Visual and Verbal Communication (Hierarchy Name), Visual Works (Hierarchy Name), visual works (works), <visual works by material or technique>, sculpture (visual work), <sculpture by technique>)
figurine [300047455]
..... (Objects Facet, Visual and Verbal Communication (Hierarchy Name), Visual Works (Hierarchy Name), visual works (works), <visual works by material or technique>, sculpture (visual work), <sculpture by subject type>, statues)
ceremonial object [300234117]
..... (Objects Facet, Object Genres (Hierarchy Name), object genres (object classifications), <object genres by function>)

Classifications:
sculpture (preferred)
ceremonial

Creation Date: 1800s

Creator Display:
Unknown [preferred,VP]
carver unknown (unknown cultural designation) [500125274]
Locations:
Current: Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (Wellington, Wellington region, North Island, New Zealand) [500311561] Corporate Bodies (Corp. Body)
Repository Numbers: OL000342
Credit Line: Oldman Collection. Gift of the New Zealand Government, 1992
Creation: Pascua, Isla de [1008543] Valparaíso region (region (administrative division)), Chile (nation), South America (continent), World (facet) (Geographic)
Display Materials: wood, bone, shell, obsidian
wood (plant material) [300011914]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (Hierarchy Name), materials (matter), <materials by origin>, biological material, plant material, <wood and wood products>)
bone (material) [300011798]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (Hierarchy Name), materials (matter), <materials by composition>, combination inorganic/organic material, combination inorganic/organic animal material, <bone and bone components>)
shell (animal material) [300011829]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (Hierarchy Name), materials (matter), <materials by composition>, combination inorganic/organic material, combination inorganic/organic animal material, <shell and shell material>)
obsidian [300011254]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (Hierarchy Name), materials (matter), <materials by composition>, inorganic material, rock, igneous rock, <igneous rock by origin>, extrusive rock, pyroclastic rock, volcanic glass)
carving (processes) [300053149]
.......(Activities Facet, Processes and Techniques (Hierarchy Name), <processes and techniques (processes and techniques)>, <processes and techniques by specific type>, <subtractive processes and techniques>, <carving and carving techniques>)

Dimensions: Overall: 405 (height) x 80 (width) x 100 (depth) mm
General Subject:
sculpture (preferred )
ceremonial object

List/Hierarchical Position:
..... Top of the CONA hierarchy
.......... Movable Work
Sources and Contributors:
Moai kavakava (human figure)........ [VP]
........ Te Papa spreadsheet (2012)
........ Te Papa online (2000-) http://collections.tepapa.govt.nz/ObjectDetails.aspx?oid=154946; accessed 20 August 2012
Subject: ....... [VP]
Note:
English ..... [VP]
..... Te Papa online (2000-) http://collections.tepapa.govt.nz/ObjectDetails.aspx?oid=154946; accessed 20 August 2012
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