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The moai at Smithsonian's natural history museum.
tikijackalope
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Posted: 2006-03-03 11:17 am   Permalink

christiki295 wrote:
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I was at the Museum of Natural History (the Dinasour Museum) in LA last Sunday and I saw a Moai by the fountain. (Off the Jeferson parking lot).


I photographed that last August 6...too bad about the graffiti.



And for ye ole TC search engine, the plaque reads:
International Fund
for Monuments Inc.
No. 3 of 100 1974
Work Executed by Lippincott
North Haven Conn

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mbonga
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Posted: 2006-03-03 12:17 pm   Permalink

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No. 3 of 100 1974



I take it that's a replica, then? And are 99 more moai floating around somewhere, or does that refer to any such monuments, I wonder?

Nice pics, thanks. Being outdoors helps to light a moai much better, compared to the indoor Smithsonian moai, but on the other hand it also allows vandals to get to it, obviously.


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lanikai
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Posted: 2006-03-03 1:17 pm   Permalink

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...too bad about the graffiti.



that's no graffiti,
that's actually the rapa nui bird god petroglyph.



 
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tikibars
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Posted: 2006-03-03 1:42 pm   Permalink

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On 2006-01-17 07:26, Johnny Dollar wrote:




When I visited the Smithsonian in 1998 or so, this Moai had it's Pukao (topknot or head dress) intact!



I wonder what became of it?

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tikibars
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Posted: 2006-03-03 1:47 pm   Permalink

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On 2006-03-03 12:17, mbonga wrote:
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No. 3 of 100 1974


I take it that's a replica, then? And are 99 more moai floating around somewhere, or does that refer to any such monuments, I wonder?



From "Big Stone Head" (manusript finished, BTW, just rying to find a publisher who can do color):

"Just two years later, Lan Chile and Air France attempted to build a transoceanic fueling station on the island. Dozens of moai and ahu would have been destroyed in the process. Samuel Adams Green - a special projects director with The International Fund for Monuments - in conjunction with UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization), brought an eight foot moai head to New York City, in order to raise awareness for the potential archeological disaster. Actress Yvette Mimieux and many others lent the project their support. The moai noggin was displayed through the autumn of 1968 at Seagram's Plaza (375 Park Avenue), where it generated enough press to stop the desecration of that particular corner of the island. For the moment. It also gave a boost to William Mulloy’s work in restoring various ahu and moai.

As many as one hundred copies of Green’s big stone head were made, ostensibly to be sold off in order to raise funds for International Fund for Monuments (an organization founded by retired U.S. Army colonel James Gray). The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County has one of them, donated in 1974 by Charles M. Grace of the IFM."


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christiki295
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Posted: 2006-03-07 6:07 pm   Permalink

Mahalo, Tikijackalope & Tikibars for the photos and historical answer.

 
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christiki295
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Posted: 2006-03-07 6:08 pm   Permalink

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[i]On 2006-03-03 13:47, tikibars wrote:

From "Big Stone Head" (manusript finished, BTW, just rying to find a publisher who can do color).



Can't wait!


 
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Bongo Bungalow
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Posted: 2013-03-11 05:12 am   Permalink

Was in D.C. last week on business and stopped into the Smithsonian Museums. It allows me to post some fresh pics of this treasure:






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Iscah
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Posted: 2013-03-21 2:00 pm   Permalink

I wish I had known you were in town! I'd have loved to get together for a drink or whatnot. I was at Natural History a few weeks ago just cause I had nothing better to do and got a pic, too! I'd wanted to see him for years and kept forgetting he was just a short ride away on the metro!



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