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|This late 19th century moai tangata manu figure combines the features of a bird and a man, and represents the creator deity Makemake. The figure is emblematic of an annual ritual wherein young men competed to be the first to retrieve a sooty tern egg from a rookery on a rocky islet off Rapa Nui's coast. Barely detectable glyphs, carved into the figure's torso, have not been deciphered, but probably served as mnemonic devices for chanting ceremonies.|
• EASTER ISLAND - AN EPIC VOYAGE. POINTE-A-CALLIERE/MONTREAL MUSEUM OF ARCHAEOLOGY AND HISTORY, OLD-MONTREAL (QUEBEC), CANADA. June 2010 - November 2010
• EASTER ISLAND: AN EPIC VOYAGE. POINTE-A-CALLIERE. EXHIBITION CATALOG. 2010