Paddle

Collection Type

  • Cultural artifacts

GUSN

GUSN-269731

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

Descriptive Terms

paddles (watercraft equipment)
wood (plant material)
Paddle

Associated Building

Original To Stephen Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

E47,149

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Pacific Island Group

Object Type

Water Transportation -- Accessory

Dimensions

7 1/2 (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.3597

Reference Notes

FromTribal Arts, Winter 2012, Vol. XVII:II, No. 66