Journal Article

<i>Moai</i> on the move

Peter Mason

in Journal of the History of Collections

Volume 24, issue 1, pages 117-130
Published in print March 2012 | ISSN: 0954-6650
Published online March 2011 | e-ISSN: 1477-8564 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jhc/fhq036
Moai on the move

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Although the majority of the famous moai megaliths of Easter Island are located on the island itself, the ‘collecting’ of moai began towards the end of the nineteenth century and has continued since. In considering both ‘historical’’ moai with an archaeological pedigree, replicas and modern sculptured moai in locations thousands of miles away from the island, this contribution seeks to examine the impact of the different ways in which these moai have been presented to date and the image(s) of Easter Island society that they convey.

Journal Article.  8595 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Exhibition Catalogues and Specific Collections ; History of Art ; Social and Cultural History

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