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Nuku Hiva sõdalane / Nuku Hivan warrior

Nuku Hiva sõdalane / Nuku Hivan warrior

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Nukuhiivalased olid tugevalt tätoveeritud erinevate geomeetriliste kujunditega. Nende tätoveeringud omasid ka teatud sotsiaalset tähendust – mida tugevamini tätoveeritud, seda tähtsama isikuga oli hõimustruktuuris tegemist. Kohalik tätoveerija leidis laeva peal rohkelt tegevust, tätoveerides muu seas ka Krusensternile tema abikaasa Julia nime..- - -.The Nuku Hivans were heavily tattooed with different geometrical shapes. Their tattoos also had a certain social meaning – the more tattoos someone had, the higher was his standing in the tribe. The local tattooist had a lot to do on the ship, with even Krusenstern getting a tattoo of his wife Julia’s name...Viitekood / Reference code:.EAA.1414.3.3.93..Lehekülg SAAGAs (vaja registreeruda) / Page in SAAGA (registration needed):.www.ra.ee/dgs/_purl.php?shc=EAA.1414.3.3:101 ( http://www.ra.ee/dgs/_purl.php?shc=EAA.1414.3.3:101 )

Between 1803-1806 the first Russian circumnavigation took place. The author of the idea for the expedition, as well as its leader and captain on one of the two ships was the Baltic German nobleman Adam Johann von Krusenstern, born in the Governorate of Estonia. In addition to its many scientific goals, the expedition was also meant to establish economic and diplomatic relations with China and Japan, as well as find a more efficient way to supply the Russian-American Company and raise Russia into the circle of naval powers. These watercolour paintings originate from Hermann Ludwig von Löwenstern’s diary, who was a lieutenant on the ship Nadezhda, captained by Krusenstern. They have been attributed to Löwenstern himself as well as the scientist Wilhelm Gottlieb Tilesius, who participated on the expedition as a botanist and artist.

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1806
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