Sunday, 11 March 2012

Head and shoulders above the rest

This is Prov meeting Moai Hava from Easter Island. He is made from Basalt and weighs two and a half tons. It was collected by the crew of the English ship HMS Topaze, under the command of Richard Ashmore Powell, on their visit to to Easter Island in 1868 and is on loan from The British Museum to The World Museum, Liverpool. Provenance is all about the interesting history an object has, so just imagine what this feller has seen in his lifetime! He is like a stone celeb to Prov :)

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