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

101102

CEREMONIAL PADDLE, AUSTRAL ISLANDS

Estimate: 7,000 - 10,000 USD

Lot Sold:7,500USD

Lot Details

Description

Property from a Private Collection, Texas

CEREMONIAL PADDLE, AUSTRAL ISLANDS


Height: 44 ⅝ in (113.3 cm)

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Cataloguing

Provenance

Private Collection, Florida

Skinner, Boston, July 8, 1988, lot 110, consigned by the estate of the above

Private Collection, Texas, acquired at the above auction

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.

Art of Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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