University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 29-58-28
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Raivavae (uncertain)
Austral Islands
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Wood
Length: 128.5cm
Width: 28.8cm
Credit Line:Received from various sources, pre-1929

Description

Ceremonial. Wooden. Round butt with frieze of conventionalized human heads in relief, the bodies in intaglio coalescing to form a band of conventional ornament. Whole paddle carved with the typical Austral Islands form of design.


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