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sculpture / figure

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Temple image figure made of wood (metrosideros sp), probably represents Ku-ka’ili- moku the god of war.

  • Ethnic name

  • Date

    • 18thC(late)-19thC(early) (before 1822)
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 130 centimetres
    • Width: 37 centimetres
    • Depth: 30 centimetres
    • Width: 135 centimetres (special box)
    • Height: 40.4 centimetres (special box)
    • Depth: 46.4 centimetres (special box)
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Exhibition history

    1975 - 1985 12 Dec-23 Jun, London, BM, Museum of Mankind, Hawaii 1990 20 Oct-9 Dec, Japan, Tokyo, Setagaya Art Museum, Treasures of the British Museum, cat. no.227 1991 5 Jan-20 Feb, Japan, Yamaguchi, Prefectural Museum of Art, Treasures of the British Museum, cat. no.227 1991 9 Mar-7 May, Japan, Osaka, National Museum of Art, Treasures of the British Museum, cat. no.227 1997-1998 25 Sep-27 Jan, Osaka, National Museum of Ethnology, Images of Other Cultures 1998 11 Feb-12 Apr, Tokyo, Setagaya Art Museum, Images of Other Cultures 2006-2007 28 Sept-7 Jan, London, BM, Power and Taboo
    2015-2016 4 Dec - 03 Jul, National Museum of Singapore, Treasures of the World's Cultures

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Acquisition notes

    Collected by the London Missionary Society in 1822

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number


  • Additional IDs

    • Oc1890,Loan (originally loaned to BM in 1890 by LMS)
    • Oc1911C27.223 (old CDMS no.)
Temple image made of wood.

Temple image made of wood.

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