Ku kii donated to the Bishop Musem
Marc Benioff, billionaire philanthropist, purchased the kii of Ku at auction for $7 million.
Mr. Benioff said he learned of the piece only a day before the auction when Danny Akaka Jr., who is a Bishop Museum Board Member, asked for his kokua. Bishop Museum is reportedly showcasing it in their February 2019 exhibition.
(Left Photo Credit: Jesse Ward Stephen, Right Photo Credit: Unlisted Artist.)