A Marai with an offering to the Dead

Title: A Marai with an offering to the Dead
Description: A Marai or altar with offerings to the Dead. A pig and two fish are placed on an elevated platform, or fata-rau. This is probably the great Taputapuatea marai at Opea, on the south--east coast of Raiatea. Described in Joseph Banks's journal on 20 July 1769
From A Collection of Drawings made in the Countries visited by Captain Cook in his First Voyage. 1768-1771
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Date: July 1769
Author: Sydney Parkinson
Dimensions: 238 x 370
Collection: British Library
Reference no: Add.Ms23921 f.28
Record no.: 5660
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