A Ceremonial Paddle (SOLD)

Austral Islands Polynesia

19th Century

Less is known of the Austral Islands' traditional culture than any other Polynesian group. The proselytizing Missionaries were so efficient that the main legacy of these people is found in objects such as this finely carved paddle.

length 119 cm (47 in)

Bibliography: James Hooper Collection Steven Phelps 1976 p.149

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