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Important Solomon Islands Ceremonial Paddle - c. 19th Century

Carved hard wood
length 108 x 0.0 cm
EST. $4,000 - $6,000

#16085


Provenance

Collected in the field, Solomon Islands
Private Collection, NSW

See similar example in: Artefacts from the Solomon Islands in the Julius L. Brenchley Collection, Deborah B. Waite, catalogue 200

Club with paddle shaped blade. Carved with lustrous dark patina. An anthropomorphic face is incised on each side of the blade. The handle is carved in the form of a crocodile head.