The Moai are monolithic statues found on Easter Island off the Chilean coast in the Pacific Ocean, their minimalist style relating to forms found throughout Polynesia.
Moai are carved in relatively flat planes, the faces bearing proud but enigmatic expressions. The over-large heads are a sculptural trait that demonstrates the Polynesian belief in the sanctity of the chiefly head, they have heavy brows and elongated noses with a distinctive fish-hook-shaped curl of the nostrils and the lips protrude in a thin pout.
Like the nose, the ears are normally elongated and oblong in form whilst the jaw lines stand out against the truncated neck.
Generally, the anatomical features of the backs are not detailed, but sometimes bear a ring and girdle motif on the buttocks and lower back like this one, which also features extra intricate detail.
Though moai are body and head statues, they are erroneously referred to as ‘Easter Island Heads’ in some popular literature. This is partly because of the disproportionate size of most Moai heads, and partly because many of the iconic images for the island showing upright Moai are the statues on the slopes of Rano Raraku, many of which are buried to their shoulders. Some of the ‘heads’ at Rano Raraku have been excavated and their bodies seen and observed to have markings that had been protected from erosion by their burial.
The average height of a the Moai found on Easter Island is around 13ft, this recreation is a scaled down version (approximately 25% the normal size) to bring the style of Easter Island to your garden or outdoor space.
Finish: Mottled Grey/Green/Brown
Material: Frost-Proof MGO
Bring a Tiki touch to your garden or outdoor space with this man-made materials version of the Moai Easter Island heads
Minimalist in style and stone in effect this statue bears a proud but enigmatic expression
The over-large heads are a sculptural trait that demonstrates the Polynesian belief in the sanctity of the chiefly head
Made from frost-proof MGO
Measuring Approximately: Height 110cm x Width 45cm x Depth 35cm
Specification: 110cm Tall Easter Island Moai Man MGO Garden Sculpture Stone Effect Mottled Grey/Green/Brown