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Marquesan artist

Stilt step, about 1800

  • Wood
  • Marquesas Islands
  • H: 3 3/4 in, W: 14 in, D: 2 3/4 in (H: 9.5 cm, W: 35.6 cm, D: 7.0 cm)
  • Gift of Thomas W. Taylor, 1842
  • E5080
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Cook Islands artist

Ceremonial Adze, about 1800

  • Stone, wood, sennit or coconut husk fiber
  • MANGAIA, Cook Islands
  • H: 26 1/2 in, W: 10 in, D: 2 in (H: 67.3 cm, W: 25.4 cm, D: 5.1 cm)
  • Gift of William P. Endicott, 1838
  • E5115
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Polynesian artist

Paddle, before 1838

  • Wood
  • Austral Islands, French Polynesia
  • L: 45 1/2 in, W: 14 1/2 in, D: 4 in (L: 115.6 cm, W: 36.8 cm, D: 10.2 cm)
  • Gift of William P. Endicott, 1838
  • E5122
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Polynesian carver

Paddle, before 1832

  • Wood
  • Austral Islands, French Polynesia
  • L: 33 in, W: 8 in, D: 3 in (L: 83.8 cm, W: 20.3 cm, D: 7.6 cm)
  • Gift of C. Millet, 1832
  • E5126
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Fijian artist

Kava Cup, about 1800

  • Coconut shell
  • Fiji
  • H: 3 in, W: 5 in, D: 4 in (H: 7.6 cm, W: 12.7 cm, D: 10.2 cm)
  • Donor unknown, 1821
  • E5268
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Polynesian artist

Paddle, before 1810

  • Wood
  • Austral Islands, French Polynesia
  • L: 38 1/2 in, W: 7 1/2 in, D: 2 in (L: 97.8 cm, W: 19.0 cm, D: 5.1 cm)
  • Gift of Capt. William Richardson, 1810
  • E5322
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Maori artist

Chief's Staff, 1800-1807

  • Wood, shell inlay
  • New Zealand
  • L: 78 1/4 in, W: 3 in, D: 1 1/4 in (L: 198.8 cm, W: 7.6 cm, D: 3.2 cm)
  • Gift of Captain William P. Richardson, 1807
  • E5494
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Maori artist

Chief's Staff, 1800-1812

  • Wood, shell inlay
  • New Zealand
  • L: 74 1/2 in, W: 3 3/4 in, D: 1 1/2 in (L: 189.2 cm, W: 9.5 cm, D: 3.8 cm)
  • Gift of William P. Richardson, 1812
  • E5497
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Maori artist

Chief's Staff, 19th century

  • Wood, shell inlay
  • New Zealand (Aotearoa)
  • L: 78 1/2 in, W: 3 1/2 in, D: 1 1/4 in (L: 199.4 cm, W: 8.9 cm, D: 3.2 cm)
  • Gift of Dr. Charles Goddard Weld, 1905
  • E7832
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Maori artist

Chief's Staff, before 1907

  • Wood, shell inlay
  • New Zealand (Aotearoa)
  • L: 56 in, W: 2 in, D: 1 in (L: 142.2 cm, W: 5.1 cm, D: 2.5 cm)
  • Gift of Miss Martha C. Codman, 1907
  • E9555
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