Easter Island Figures

Figures of Easter Island

Feminine stone figures on Easter Island, by Thomas S. Barthel, P 252-255 Two cases of finished sculpture were found in a verticality on the outer slopes of Rano Raraku. Some other figures still under building were examined in a stone pit almost above the caldera. Moya 277, in the catalog of Father Englert, 1 is a statue at the base of the south foothills of Rano Raraku, who was almost to his chest and slightly slanting up.

There were no other special features of the human anatomy; the round belly button corresponds to the familiar masculine stony figures and the shape of the busts does not give the least indication of gender. It was not possible to establish a connection to the tradition of Easter Island. It was christened by our craftsmen, which was a big suprise for them, a girllike rock statue called moya uk.

The Moai 277 has the following dimensions: Overall heigth 300 cm. Width from shoulders to shoulders approx. 170 cm. The following illustrations show the proportion of the body: from the jaw to the nipples 70 cm. It looks southeast (approx. 130°) towards the open ocean.

Moyaia 287, by Englert, 2 was 116 meters away from the first woman statue, higher up on the southerly Rano Raraku hillside. Up to the throat, this rock statue was covered in rubble from the mines. From its raised location, the figurine looks in a WSW-theme ( "WSW") towards the fruitful backcountry of the southwest coastline (approx. 250°).

Now this second feminine figurine has the following dimensions: Overall hight 320 cm. which leads to a bodily index of 94, which is quite a large number. The other measures for the corpse are Moai 277, i.e. the distance from the jaw to the top of the pudendum (140 cm.) and from the bottom of the throat to the basis of the statue (160 cm.).

Moyai 429's helmet points in almost the same way as Moy 287. In the Englert stock the second mai is not listed, because most of it is still overgrown. It' going to be named 429-A for now. 3rd Mount 429-A is located with its tip in the area of the summit (approx. 345°) and is significantly bigger than its immediate neighbor.

Whereas Moai 429 is a small, clumsy sculpture with a length of 240 cm and a poorly designed throat, Moai 429-A has an oblong corpus of 290 cm. In my opinion, both figures from the quarries are possible, but unproven feminine figures. However, the proofs for the two figures from Rano Raraku's outside are incontestable.

Another, albeit very dubious case is Moai 393. The transportation statue, located inside Rano Raraku, may only show a vulval notch. Of course, the odd little piece in peculiar color, dug up by Dr. Mulloy in Vinapu, is a particular one. It definitely has feminine boobs, but no other sexual imager.

To this day, the proofs for feminine rock figures on Easter Island are rather doubtful. The Thomson 5 mentions two examples: a mai named Viri-Viri-Moai-A-Taka in Anakena and a mai named a mai named Moyai Putu in the plains just south of Rano Raraku. From the group of extreme wide mai known in Rano Raraku.

Mrs Routledge 8 came across a case of doubt when digging upright figures, but was not satisfied. There is a fascinating issue with the documented presence of women in Easter Island rock figures. Whereas the wood Moai Paapaa, which depict feminine figures as shallow planks, should show feminine ghosts, the great Mahalithic artwork has a quite masculine tone and presumably different function.

It is a clear demonstration of the high value of humanity attributed to a rock that has been engraved as the corpse of a pregger. It is possible that the same force was generated when Moai 287 was formed in a Rano Raraku pit and placed on the rich ground just south of the craters.

ENGLERT, Sebastian, n.d. Inventario de los Moai de la Isla de Pascua. Script in Hangaroa, Easter Island. Easter Island anthropology. Secrets of Easter Island. "or Easter Island.

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