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uncle trav
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Joined: Apr 27, 2005
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From: Kalamazoo
Posted: 2013-03-25 1:59 pm   Permalink

TikiVato, nice find on the Moai. The carving on the back represents the Birdman Cult. This was the dominate religion on the island just prior to the European "discovery" of the island in 1722. Here is the back of an original for comparison. Nice piece.






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