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COURTESY MAUNA KEA RESORT The “winged lion” guardians flank the entry to the Mauna Kea Hotel’s Beachfront Wing. They come from the northernmost region of Thailand.
COURTESY KASSIE KOMETANI Patti Cook points out the most notable piece in the collection—a 7th-century, 63-inch-tall granite figure of Buddha meditating beneath a bodhi tree. It is from Nagapattinam in south India.
COURTESY MAUNA KEA RESORT In its original home
COURTESY MAUNA KEA RESORT Seated at the base of the elaborately decorated Maori canoe stern is a traditional protective figure whose carved face shows customary tattoo patterns.