Fine and Rare Paddle Club, Tongan Islands
length 33 3/4in (85.5cm)
Morris Pinto, Paris
Pierre Bovis, Paris
The surface of this exceedingly fine club is intricately stone and shell carved overall with alternating geometric patterns. It is important to note the absence of glyphs incorporated by the artist in this work as it convincingly dates the club to the 18th century.
African, Oceanic and Pre-Columbian Art
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