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Can Anyone Identify This Tiki God?
ukutiki
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Joined: Feb 25, 2009
Posts: 192
From: Michigan
Posted: 2010-03-01 8:29 pm   Permalink

I picked this up in Chile prior to the earthquake. It is about 20" high. Can anyone help me with the name of this Tiki God? It was supposedly carved on Rapa Nui some time ago. Thanks.



 
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Tipsy McStagger
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Joined: Nov 21, 2004
Posts: 3521
From: HELL
Posted: 2010-03-01 8:39 pm   Permalink

this tiki was designed specifically to protect against earthquakes...legend has it that once removed from it's native land, terrible earthquakes would occur.....


..now your in big, big trouble.....





-i'm kidding....it looks to be a variation on a lono tiki or ku tiki.....




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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Joined: Jul 19, 2009
Posts: 6098
From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2010-03-01 9:35 pm   Permalink

Thats Bob, he used to live next door......bit of a drinker....

 
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ukutiki
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Joined: Feb 25, 2009
Posts: 192
From: Michigan
Posted: 2010-03-02 08:27 am   Permalink

I had already thought of the earthquake angle. I will sacrifice my wife to the statue. Maybe that will help.

 
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Sneakytiki
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Joined: Mar 31, 2003
Posts: 1795
From: Boise, Idaho
Posted: 2010-03-02 10:16 am   Permalink

It is hard to say which Hawaiian ki'i it is, but it is Hawaiian style, not Rapa Nui, it may have been carved on Easter Island, however.

 
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Beachbumz
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Joined: Jan 09, 2008
Posts: 1044
From: Kihei, Maui
Posted: 2010-03-02 10:01 pm   Permalink

KANE.... I think...

 
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