Easter Island Moai Monolith Face Head Statue Sculpture
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Easter Island Moai Monolith Face Head Statue Sculpture:
Easter Island Moai Monolith Face Head Statue SculptureProduct Code: W18Weight: 12 lbs (5.4 kg)Dimensions: 12.5"W x 13"D x 24.5"H (32 cm x 33 cm x 62 cm)Made of resinEaster Island Moai Monolith Face Head Statue Sculpture. Moai are monolithic human figures carved from rock on the Polynesian island of Rapa Nui (Easter Island) between the years 1250 and 1500. Nearly half are still at Rano Raraku, the main moai quarry, but hundreds were transported from there and set on stone platforms called ahu around the island's perimeter. Almost all moai have overly large heads three-fifths the size of their bodies. The moai are chiefly the 'living faces' (aringa ora) of deified ancestors (aringa ora ata tepuna). The statues still gazed inland across their clan lands when Europeans first visited the island, but most would be cast down during later conflicts between clans. The statues' production and transportation is considered a remarkable intellectual, creative, and physical feat. The tallest moai erected, called Paro, was almost 10 metres (33 ft) high and weighed 75 tonnes; the heaviest erected was a shorter but squatter moai at Ahu Tongariki, weighing 86 tons; and one unfinished sculpture, if completed, would have been approximately 21 metres (69 ft) tall with a weight of about 270 tons. Moai facing inland at Ahu Tongariki, restored by Chilean archaeologist Claudio Cristino in the 1990s. Our sculpture is Inspired by the 380 A.D. originals weighing more than 10 tons. Assumed to be depictions of local chiefs, heroes, or gods, the giant statues on Easter Island are some of the world’s most intriguing archeological artifacts. Cast in quality designer resin and finished to look like rough, chiseled stone, this exclusive replica sculpture adds a South Seas accent in your home or garden.Finish: stone finishTHIS ITEM IS BRAND NEW!PAYMENT: We accept PayPal, VISA, Master Card, American Express, Discover. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.SHIPPING USA: Displayed shipping charges are within USA (except Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and APO/FPO). Please contact us for shipping quote if ordering outside continental USA. SHIPPING INTERNATIONAL: We accept international orders and we ship worldwide. Please contact us for an international shipping quote prior to placing an order. Please make sure to let us know your city and postal code in your country so that we can calculate the most accurate shipping cost for your order. For international shipments, applicable customs import duties of your country, local taxes and brokerage fees, may or may not be the responsibility of the receiver at the time of delivery. Please check with your country's local customs office for more information regarding these possible charges.RETURNS: We insure all of our shipments and are very careful about how our items are packaged and shipped. If in an unlikely event you receive a damaged item, please contact us the same day so that we can file a damage claim with the shipper. Please note that you will need to present a proof of the damage – emailing us pictures is acceptable. Returns are accepted within the time-frame specified in this listing. You may exchange this item or receive a refund for your return, provided it is returned undamaged in original condition and packaging. Shipping charges are not refundable. Buyer pays for return shipping charges. Items should be returned insured for your protection.Visit our store for more great products! Feel free to ask any questions you may have.