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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).

Key terms:
1 image, related to Maurice Crompton Smith, Paiore, Tuamotu Archipelago, Polynesia - Religious life and customs and Creation.

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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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