Paiore : la conception paumotu des cieux (1918)


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Titre : Paiore – The Paumoto conception of the Heavens, 1918
Auteur : Paiore de l’atoll de Anaa
Type : Dessin à l’encre sur toile de lin – Copie réalisée par un inconnu pour le  Journal of the Polynesian Society à partir d’une version antérieure (1820)
Date : 1918
Identifiant : A-164-010
Source : National Library of New Zealand
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Paiore, fl 1820s :The Paumoto conception of the Heavens, 1918 [ca 1820].

Reference Number: A-164-010
A creation chart by Paiore of Anaa Atoll, Tuamotu Archipelago. See ‘The lost caravel’ by Robert Langdon. (Sydney, Pacific Publications, 1975) for further details. The drawing consists of a pyramid-shaped structure of plants, animals and humans, with dotted lines in a half-circle above the pyramid, linking the different aspects of creation. This version is an ink copy, prepared by an unknown copyist for the Journal of the Polynesian Society in 1918 and based on an earlier version, probably from the 1820s, whose location is unknown, although the Library holds a photograph of it (negative F-28160-1/2).

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Paiore, fl 1820s :The Paumoto conception of the Heavens, 1918 [ca 1820]., Reference Number A-164-010 (1 digitised items)

Extent: 1 drawing(s)Ink on linen tracing cloth, 190 x 235 mm. Single art work
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Categories:   1910 - 1919, Dessins & gravures, Manuscrits & tapuscrits, National Library of New Zealand, Paumotu, Tuamotu


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