Hawaiian Idol Watercolor Sketch by Clarissa Armstrong

Title

Hawaiian Idol Watercolor Sketch by Clarissa Armstrong

Subject

Religion
Hawaii
Hawai'i
Hawaiian Idols
Idols
Armstrong, Clarissa
Watercolor

Description

Watercolor Sketch by Clarissa Armstrong of Hawaiian Idol.

Written on back:
"This is a picture of a heathen god. This is much smaller than the original. The foundation of the original is wickerwork. The red part is small red feathers fastened closely on. The hair is human hair- the ears yellow feathers. The mouth open, with dogs' teeth strung around. The ball of the eye is a nut which is grown here. The white is pearl- eyebrows black feathers"

Written on backing paper:
"Hawaiian Idol. Red feathers fastened on wickerwork. The original was 4 ft high. Eyes of pearl. Dogs teeth. Human hair. Honolulu, 1832.

Creator

Clarissa Armstrong

Publisher

Hawaiian Mission Children's Society Library at the Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives

Date

1832

Rights

If you would like permission to publish or reproduce this material, please send your requests to archives@missionhouses.org

Format

image/jpeg

Type

Image

Files

Clarissa Armstrong Sketch of Hawaiian Idol.tif

Citation

Clarissa Armstrong , “Hawaiian Idol Watercolor Sketch by Clarissa Armstrong,” Hawaiian Mission Houses Digital Archive, accessed December 2, 2023, https://hmha.missionhouses.org/items/show/13979.

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