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Tiki Makii Tau'a Pepe, carved in grey keetu or volcanic tuff, representing a woman lying on her stomach with outstretched arms and raised head with huge eyes and mouth, thought to be in the process of childbirth, at the Iipona archaeological site, near the village of Puamau, on the island of Hiva Oa, in the Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia. On the base of this sculpture are petroglyph reliefs of dogs, whose meaning is unclear. Tiki sculptures are usually carved in wood or stone and...
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