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Object Number:70-9-466
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Ojibwa (uncertain)
Culture Area: Northeast
Section:American
Materials:Wood
Twine
Length: 44 cm
Width: 3.5 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Samuel Pennypacker, 1970

Description

Wood with attached piece of twine. Handle carved and incised with figures: at the handle end, two concentric circles (suns?) surrounded by rays; then, along handle, rows of zigzags forming a diamond pattern; then, between handle and blade, a double-headed bird figure, with two wings (?) on top and two feet at the bottom. Figures are the same on both sides of the paddle.


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