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Ceremonial Paddle

Object Number:29-58-28
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Raivavae (uncertain)
Austral Islands
Length: 128.5 cm
Width: 28.8 cm
Credit Line:Received from various sources, pre-1929


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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