Paddle, Austral Islands length
Lot 69
Ceremonial Paddle, Austral Islands length 26 1/2in (67.3cm)
Sold for US$ 5,000 inc. premium
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Paddle, Austral Islands length Paddle, Austral Islands length Paddle, Austral Islands length Paddle, Austral Islands length
Lot Details
Ceremonial Paddle, Austral Islands
Wood
length 26 1/2in (67.3cm)

Provenance:
Leo and Lillian Fortess, Honolulu, Hawaii

While the use of this type of paddle is unknown, in view of the delicateness and fragility, one can easily hypothesize that it was not intended for sea use. The work is finely incised throughout the surface and has a group of "dancing" figures around the rounded handle; fine reddish brown patina.
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  1. Fredric Backlar
    Specialist - African, Oceanic and Pre-Columbian Art
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