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Paddle

2006.44.3597 (RS160315)

Description

Small carved wooden paddle from the Austral Islands, covered with incised patterns.. The carvings include the characteristic Austral Island "starbust" motif and handle base of human-like figures.

Details

Maker
unknown
Location of origin
Pacific Island Group
Associated Building
Original To Stephen Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
Material
wood (plant material)
Object type
Water Transportation -- Accessory
Descriptive terms
Paddle
paddles (watercraft equipment)
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
7 1/2 (W) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.3597
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
269731
Reference Notes
FromTribal Arts, Winter 2012, Vol. XVII:II, No. 66

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