dec 17, 1798 - 216 Staff god
Late 18th to Early 19th century
Wood, tapa, fiber and feathers
Rarotonga (Cook Islands).
Top had a carved head with several carved images below, lower end had a phallus (removed by missionaries because considered to be obscene)
The barkcloth contained red feathers and pieces of pearl shell. Believed to hold the manava or spirit of the god.
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AP Art History Timeline
By Jewells Escamilla