CEREMONIAL PADDLE, AUSTRAL ISLANDS
CEREMONIAL PADDLE, AUSTRAL ISLANDS

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CEREMONIAL PADDLE, AUSTRAL ISLANDS
CEREMONIAL PADDLE, AUSTRAL ISLANDS
CEREMONIAL PADDLE, AUSTRAL ISLANDS
CEREMONIAL PADDLE, AUSTRAL ISLANDS
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CEREMONIAL PADDLE, AUSTRAL ISLANDS

Estimate:

7,000 - 10,000 USD

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CEREMONIAL PADDLE, AUSTRAL ISLANDS

CEREMONIAL PADDLE, AUSTRAL ISLANDS

Estimate:

7,000 - 10,000 USD

Lot sold:

7,500

USD

Description

Property from a Private Collection, Texas

CEREMONIAL PADDLE, AUSTRAL ISLANDS


Height: 44 ⅝ in (113.3 cm)

Condition report

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Catalogue note

Ceremonial paddles from the Austral Islands are richly-decorated objects inspired by the functional form of a paddle. For these seafaring people a key object of maritime equipment served as the basis for the form of these sacred objects. Likely used as a wands during ceremonial dances, this paddle is particularly distinguished by the elegant abstract design on its pommel, depicting a combination of human and animal characteristics.