Custom Large Moai Head Granite Stone Sculpture 168"
Item #: moai
Total Height Including Base: 14 Feet - 168 inches
Base Width & Depth: 8 x 6 feet
Weight: 14 tons or 28000 pounds
The history of Easter Island is rich and controversial. Its inhabitants have endured famines, epidemics, civil war, slave raids and colonialism, and near deforestation; their population has declined precipitously more than once. They have left a cultural legacy that has brought them fame disproportionate to their population.
The large stone statues, or Moai, for which Easter Island is world-famous, were carved from 1,100-1,680 CE. A total of 887 monolithic stone statues have been inventoried on the island and in museum collections so far. Although often identified as "Easter Island heads", the statues are actually complete torsos, the figures kneeling on bent knees with their hands over their stomachs. Some upright Moai have become buried up to their necks by shifting soils.
This Moai head sculpture has been sold. However, you can custom order another. The price is $39000. A down payment of $13000 is required to start the project. We will send pictures of the carving process to you. After completion and you have seen pictures and are satisfied we require full payment and the Moai sculpture will be shipped to you. The Moai will take approximately 7-10 months to carve. Please call us (760) 994-4455 or email us [email protected] with any questions. A impressive Moai sculpture like this is worth waiting for!
About Pink Granite: Pink granite is seldom used in sculpture in south India. Lotus Sculpture has acquired pink granite stone solely for a limited number of Moai statues. The Moai's smooth surfaces really show off the beauty of the stone. Like Indian black granite it is possible to see 4-5 different colors on a single piece depending on the degree of polish or roughness of the stone. The stone is extremely hard and durable and can be left outside in extreme heat and extreme cold for years without care.
This sculpture is currently in our warehouse in India and will be shipped to our warehouse in Oceanside, CA or directly to the custom depending on the where in the US the sculpture is being delivered. Lotus Sculpture pays for the shipping and import costs to Oceanside, CA. This process takes approximately 80 days. The client then pays for shipping from Oceanside, CA or the closest port to the final destination. Shipping is calculated after the purchase. If you place your order online shipping will be $0. Shipping will then be added to the invoice after the order is placed. Shipping will be calculated based on the weight of the sculpture and the distance from Oceanside, CA. Please call 760-994-4455 or email us [email protected] for a shipping quote.International Shipping
This sculpture is currently in our warehouse in India and will be shipped directly to the customer. This process takes approximately 80 days. Shipping is calculated after the purchase. If you place your order online shipping will be $0. Shipping will then be added to the invoice after the order is placed. Please call 760-994-4455 or email us [email protected] for a shipping quote.