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[A man of the Sandwich Islands dancing. Plate no.] 94. A Biasioli inc all'A.T.

Date

[1810-1830?]

Artist

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Engraver: Angelo Biasioli (1790-1830)

Description

A scene in Hawaii in 1778. A man with tattooed legs and arms is dancing, holding a circular feather-edged shield in his right hand. Around his neck is a spiked necklace and he has dog's teeth leggings attached below his knees. In the background is part of a house, with a low stone wall and a banana palm.

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Alexander Turnbull Library

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Location

Hawaii, USA

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