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Carving in the shape of a fish, made from pink stone.
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Height: 5 centimetres
Length: 12 centimetres
Depth: 2 centimetres
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- Information provided by the Bishop Museum, March 2013:
During the exhibition, E Ku Ana Ka Paia: Unification, Responsibility and the Ku Images, in Hawaii in 2010, three carved red basalt stone fish were presented to the three respective images. Red fish are physical manifestations of Ku, and Michael Mauricio, a local artist, chose to create red fish using his talents as a stone worker as his show of respect to the three images. Mauricio used local stone found on the island of O‘ahu. Each carved fish now remains with the respective institutions that care for each image, the British Museum, Peabody Essex Museum, and the Bishop Museum.
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- Presented by Marques Marzan on behalf of the Bishop Museum and the delegation of the exhibition's community partners, on the occasion of the return of the kiʻi of Kū (Oc1839,0426.8) which was loaned to the Bishop Museum, Honolulu, Hawaiʻi in 2010. All four objects came in a Bishop Museum canvas bag 2010,2047.4.
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