Powerful Hawaiian God made of hard wood probably Iron wood .
One eye in shell . The right is missing .
Both feet are broken . The figure was probably at the top of a post .
During ceremonies, God images like this one were displayed in temple grounds .
Was discovered in a flea market in Manchester and has been in French private collection since. Exact history lost .
Similar figure at the National Museum of Scotland
J. Edge-Partington 'An album of the weapons, tools, ornaments of dress etc of the Natives of the Pacific Islands' II: 33, No 3. (1890, 1895, 1898) Manchester
- Hawaiian God
- Indigenous object name
- Akua ka'ai
- Region/ country
- Hawaii, USA
- 1st half 19th century
- Vintage - used with visible signs of wear
- Sold with stand
- 38×14×9 cm