Easter Island Head
Famous for its stone statues, Easter Island is farther from any human settlement than any other place on earth—2,000 miles off the Chilean coast. The nearest inhabited place is Pitcairn Island, which was settled by mutineers from the HMS Bounty in 1790.
This plaster head was made from a mold brought from Easter Island in the 1930s. About 250 full and partial statues remain on the island, some more than 30 feet high and weighing 40 tons. They were carved from grayish brown lava from island quarries.