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Paddle

2006.44.3604 (RS160346)

Description

Long, light-colored wooden paddle with carved head and pointed end, probably from the Solomon Islands. The paddle has low relief carved portions on both sides that may represent stylized albatross wings or other zoomorphic forms.

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
ceremonial objects
Paddle
paddles (watercraft equipment)
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
5 3/8 (W) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.3604
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitiable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
269738

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