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Polynesia, The Pacific, and Australia practice
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What do the parts of the Image above represent?
The currents are represented by sticks held together by coconut fibers, and shells mark the Island on the route.
What role did women play in the creation of the Maori Meeting House?
The lattice panels were made by women, however, because of ritual prohibitions, women could not enter the meeting house. They had to work outside of the house and weave the panels from the back.
Why is the art of the Pacific Island cultures, such as New Zealand and Australia, similar in many ways?
Because the different islands are close together, they share many of the same artistic characteristics.
On what part of the face was the female Maori tattooed?
Around the mouth and on the chin.
What caused many of the Moai at Easter Island to be destroyed?
Many of them were knocked down and destroyed when the natives entered a period of warfare among themselves.
Based on your knowledge from the lesson, what country is this man from?
Who were the early inhabitants of Australia?
How many Moai figures have been discovered on Easter Island?
B. Around 1,000
What do relief sculptures on the support poles, wall planks, and lower end of the rafters of the building above represent?
What is moko?
Tattooed designs of the Maori people that became a personal signature.
The Egyptians took a haphazard approach to building the pyramids, suggesting that they did not have a strong understanding of math and geometry.
Artistic style and influences (Art depicting primordial and human couples)
What is the terra cotta fragment made of?
The ability to decipher Mayan writing has shifted our understanding of Mayan art. What did scholars use to believe Mayan art was about? What do they currently think it's about?
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