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The Hoa Hakananai’a statue arrived in England in 1869 and is currently preserved in the British Museum in London. It was discovered along with 6OO others in Orango on Easter Sunday 1722.
Only about 20 were cut into the basalt stone. The online ShopArtefact offers you a superb and unique reproduction of the Moaï Hoa Hakananaia, modelled by the artist & sculptor Franck Martin.
Nearly a thousand colossal statues (Moaï) have been discovered since the Dutch Navigator Jakob Roggeveen landed on Easter Island on Easter Sunday the 6th of April 1722. They are scattered across Easter Island and have fed the imagination for many years, as well as numerous explanatory theories of historians and archaeologists. The Moai do not represent gods, nor demons, but ancestors venerated and close to the gods, they incorporate the “Mana”, the spiritual strength of the ancestors, protection and prosperity. These monolithic colossi are 2.5 to 9 meters tall (8 ft to 29 ½ ft) and weigh between 14 and 80 tons and are placed on platforms, known as the ahu. It is believed the first Moaï were carved in the thirteenth century.
Hoa Hakananai’a is moulded from a durable resistant mineral.
Finished in pink sandstone and dyed throughout.
– Height: +/- 23 cm (3 ½”)
– Weight: +/- 2 kg (4 ½ lbs)
Frensh artisanal manufacture