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A Toopapaoo of a Chief, with a Priest making his offering to the Morai, in Huoheine

1789

Print after John Webber

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Title

A Toopapaoo of a Chief, with a Priest making his offering to the Morai, in Huoheine

Date

1789

Artist

Print after John Webber

Description

Landscape with a man sitting cross-legged in the right foreground, his right hand raised, making an offering which is spread on a fringed offering table next to tall, narrow carvings stuck vertically in the ground in the right background; with a large fata tupapau to centre left, below which are three small boulders and a tent with a woven roof to left; large trees in the background. 1789. Hand-coloured soft-ground etching.
Additional Makers: Print maker - John Webber; Publisher - John Webber
Inscription: Lettered below the image with the title and 'Vide Cooks last Voyage Vol. II. Ch. vi. / J. Webber fecit. / London Pubd. Oct. 1. 1789 by I Webber No. 312 Oxford Street.'
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Society Islands, French Polynesia

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