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Memoirs of the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum . ^ of theold-fashioned figureheads of ships,2 which,however, often had less expression thanthese, and it is quite possible that the na-tive artist had lessons from some European or American sailor, for I should hardlyplace these carvings earlier than the early part of the nineteenth century, or possiblythe last decade of the eighteenth. At the time of the destruction of the idols, after the kapu was broken, many 21 have compared them with photographs I once took at Nantucket of a number of these figure heads, once th«pride of shipowners, new discard

Memoirs of the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum . ^ of theold-fashioned figureheads of ships,2 which,however, often had less expression thanthese, and it is quite possible that the na-tive artist had lessons from some European or American sailor, for I should hardlyplace these carvings earlier than the early part of the nineteenth century, or possiblythe last decade of the eighteenth. At the time of the destruction of the idols, after the kapu was broken, many 21 have compared them with photographs I once took at Nantucket of a number of these figure heads, once th«pride of shipowners, new discard Stock Photo
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Memoirs of the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum . ^ of theold-fashioned figureheads of ships,2 which,however, often had less expression thanthese, and it is quite possible that the na-tive artist had lessons from some European or American sailor, for I should hardlyplace these carvings earlier than the early part of the nineteenth century, or possiblythe last decade of the eighteenth. At the time of the destruction of the idols, after the kapu was broken, many 21 have compared them with photographs I once took at Nantucket of a number of these figure heads, once th«pride of shipowners, new discarded by a changing fashion, and while I cannot tract- the least resemblance to inch vidual figures, the impression remains. [171]. FIG. 6. BACK VIEW OF ATJMAKU. io Old Hawaiian Carvings. carved figures, mostly grotesque, were doubtless hidden by the devout priests from themob violence that general^ accompanies such changes; witness the terrible destruc-tion of architectural statues, even tombs and painted glass in civilized countriesduring the reformation. But more important was the custom of depositing in somecache the especial property of a departed chief. Not by any means with his remainsto which they might serve for identification, a thing to be most carefully avoided, as

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