Moai Figures

Moi Figures

Ancestral figures that live on in the form of skeletons are of two types, moai kavakava (male) and moai paepae (female). Akademiker speculate that the stylized figures represented ancestors or high-ranking tribal figures. One of the results achieved is the discovery of female stone figures, as they have the strictly masculine character of all known moai. The Moai kavakava are carved wooden figures that are generally regarded as representations of ancestors, although their symbolism is not known. The mysterious statues of Rapa Nui, also known as Moai stone figures, are head and torso figures carved into huge stones.

The Easter Island transfer to the Art Museum | Art | Agenda

Moai, or monolithically sculptured figures on Easter Island, have been covered by the UN conventions since the early 1970s. Obviously, this conservation was not early enough for some of these amazing holy statues; many were damaged, others were moved to galleries around the globe, such as the British Museum, the Louvre in Paris and the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History in Washington DC.

Shifting these works of folk arts was a burdensome and destructive experience for both the island' s inhabitants and the looters, as our reworked volume Thert Museum makes clear. "Much of the Pacifica arts are created to guarantee the constant intellectual awareness of the forefathers necessary for order and community welfare," the museum states.

According to the scientists, the Moai of Easter Island were cared for and used by native preachers, who among other things cared for and used the dead corals that were placed in the orbits of the Moai during certain rituals. In the face of these sacred prohibitions, how did we manage to press a whole series of these Easter Island sculptures under the Indonesian ancestors' mask and Aborigine memorial sites in the Australia and Oceanana Hall of the Art Museum?

Now, this new, reworked issue is the most complete and persuasive of all the museums of the arts that will be released in books. The Kunstmuseum succeeds in bringing an unimaginably large and impressing spectrum of works from Ice Age sculpture to modern masters. The reader wanders through the ages of the arts as if he were walking through the rooms of this unimaginably extensive exhibition or even along a deep holy section of the Pacific coast with its monumental figures of stones.

Come back soon to visit the Art Museum, and if you like what you see, buy a copy of the work.

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