Query: Rongorongo script
Photographs of Easter Island manuscripts
Dates:
circa 1970
Size:
34 Prints (silver gelatin)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.127
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Photographs of pages from two manuscripts with Easter Island texts. Adrienne Kaeppler of the Smithsonian Institution identified them as copies of petroglyphs, drawings, and pictographs from rongorongo boards with an explanation of the characters in the native language. The location of the original manuscripts has not yet been determined.

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in NAA.PhotoLot.127 for Rongorongo script
William J. Thomson photograph collection of Easter Island Rongorongo boards
Creators:
Thomson, William J. (William Judah), 1841-1909
Dates:
circa 1880-1890
Size:
7 Drawings
15 Prints (albumen)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.75-13
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Photographs depicting Rongorongo "boards," wooden objects incised with glyphs that originated on Easter Island. The boards shown include the Oar, Keiti, Aruku Kerenga, Mamari, Echancree, Small Santiago, and Large Santiago. The material was probably collected by William J. Thomson for his report "Te Pito Te Henua, or Easter Island."

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in NAA.PhotoLot.75-13 for Rongorongo script