Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Moai - Rapa Nui Decorative Miniature Paper Toy - by Atlas Digital



Moai are monolithic human figures carved by the Rapa Nui people on Easter Island in eastern Polynesia between the years 1250 and 1500. Nearly half are still at Rano Raraku, the main moai quarry, but hundreds were transported from there and set on stone platforms called ahu around the island's perimeter. Almost all moai have overly large heads three-eighths the size of the whole statue. The moai are chiefly the living faces (aringa ora) of deified ancestors (aringa ora ata tepuna). The statues still gazed inland across their clan lands when Europeans first visited the island in 1722, but all of them had fallen by the latter part of the 19th century.

Know more at Moai.Statues.at.Wikipedia


Moai são figuras humanas monolíticas esculpidas pelo povo Rapa Nui na Ilha de Páscoa no leste da Polinésia entre os anos 1250 e 1500. Quase metade ainda estão em Rano Raraku, a principal pedreira moai, mas centenas foram transportadas de lá e colocadas em plataformas de pedra chamadas ahu ao redor do perímetro da ilha.
Quase todos os moais têm cabeças excessivamente grandes, com três oitavos do tamanho de toda a estátua. Os moai são principalmente os rostos vivos (aringa ora) de ancestrais deificados (aringa ora ata tepuna).
As estátuas ainda olhavam para o interior das terras de seus clãs quando os europeus visitaram a ilha pela primeira vez em 1722, mas todas haviam caído na última parte do século XIX.

Saiba mais em Estátuas.Moai.na.Wikipedia


Link: Moai.Rapa.Nui.Decorative.Miniature.Paper.Toy.by.Atlas.Digital


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