Ceremonial Paddle


From: Raivavae (uncertain) | Austral Islands

Curatorial Section: Oceanian

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Object Number 29-58-28
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience Raivavae (uncertain) | Austral Islands
Section Oceanian
Materials Wood

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.

Length 128.5 cm
Width 28.8 cm
Credit Line Received from various sources, pre-1929

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