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Title Ka Wai A Ke Akua
Object Name Mural
Artist Marguerite Louis Blasingame
Date 1939
Description The stone bas-relief mural at the entry way to the 1939 Board of Water Supply building. The mural is executed on a series of green steatite stone blocks which depict mythical and human Hawaiian figures, flora, and animals in the upper portions flanking either side of a central doorway as well as stylized letter forming a narrative text beneath the figurative panels. The two panels, one on the Diamond Head side of the entry way and the other on the other side of the entry door both depict stories involving the god Kane and Kaneloa in a mythical story about the discovery and use of water. Located at the Board of Water Supply Engineering Building Entrance.
Dimensions H-12.958 L-15.604 feet
Credit Line Funded by the Works Progress Administration
Collection Board of Water Supply Collection
Object Number 1939.01