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Paddle

2006.44.1199 (RS180582)

Description

Small carved wooden paddle from the Austral Islands, covered with incised patterns. The carvings include the characteristic Austral Island circular motif and flared handle pommel with eight human-like figures.\n

Details

Maker
unknown
Inscriptions
E47.147 (Possibly marked with paint near the bottom of the paddle)
Location of origin
Austral Islands, Pacific Island Group
Associated Building
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
Material
wood (plant material)
Object type
Water Transportation -- Accessory
Places
Polynesia (Oceania) [general region]
Descriptive terms
Austral Islands
Paddle
paddles (watercraft equipment)
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
6 7/8 x 3 7/8 (WxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.1199
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
170909
Reference Notes
Volume XVII:II, No. 66

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