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Carved stone head from a tiki sculpture, in grey volcanic stone, with huge eyes and mouth, in the Paul Gauguin Cultural Center, a museum which opened in 2003, in Atuona, on the island of Hiva Oa, in the Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia. The museum includes a reconstruction of the Maison du Jouir or House of Pleasure, a traditional 2-storey hut and home to French artist Paul Gauguin, 1848-1903, from 1901 to his death. Tiki sculptures represent Ti’i, a half-human half-god ancestor who...
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