Artifact Number:

Image Ki'i
Shark God / Fish God


 22.4 x 5.3 x D = 7.4

 Hawaii, Hawaii, Polynesia

 Bishop Museum - bought of Nahupu, who found it in the aa near the seashore (6) JSE No. 1 Hawaiian Curios - bouht January 3, 1887 (102). Summers - detailed description of Ki'i - by Buck (110) Buck Arts and Crafts of Hawaii same detailed description was reprinted in Summers book (483). This figure is attached by the back and a short neck to a wooden foundation which curves forward and upward below the head. The upper part curves forward above the head and evidently once continued into a forward and downward peak which has been broken off. On the upper part of head coeer, 2 uprights connected at their upper ends together with a number of broken spikes extending down the back show that originally the image had a long comb crest with the outer ends connected.

Collection Name: J.S. Emerson Collection

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