Stone Effigy Figure, Rapa Iti, Austral Islands(53 views)
Description: Rapa, sometimes called Rapa Iti Little Rapa, to distinguish it from "Rapa Nui" (Big Rapa) aka Easter Island), is the largest of the remote Bass Island chain settled by Polynesians in the 13th Century. This stone Goddess,is reminiscent in its bold treatment, of Easter Island sculpture. This work also shares uncanny similarities with the "Venus of Willendorf", Austria, circa 30,000 B.C. Collected by Joseph Louis Marcillac (1870-1943) in 1917 near the village of Area.
Condition Report: Good
Provenance: Ex. Joseph Louis Marcillac
Dimensions: 14 in. x 11 in. x 9 in. / 35.56 cm. x 27.94 cm. x 22.86 cm. // 79 lbs. / 35.82 kg.
Artist or Maker: Unknown
Exhibited: MB Abram Galleries