An Austral Islands ceremonial paddle
Lot 2062
An Austral Islands ceremonial paddle
Sold for US$ 8,400 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
An Austral Islands ceremonial paddle
French Polynesia, of classical form, the entire surface intricately carved with fine delicate incised patterns. The butt of the handle with stylized figurines. Fine medium brown surface.

height 39 1/2in

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Collected by the current owner’s ancestor, Captain Steven Martin, aboard the SS Hector in 1831.
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