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On View East India Marine Hall, level 2

Object description

  • Paddle, before 1821
  • Wood
  • Austral Islands, French Polynesia
  • L: 52 1/2 in, W: 12 in, D: 4 in (L: 133.3 cm, W: 30.5 cm, D: 10.2 cm)
  • Gift of Capt. J. Hammond, 1821
  • E5130

DESCRIPTION

This is a wooden paddle. Eight human heads are carved onto the knob end of the paddle.

Exhibition History

  • East India Marine Hall, Peabody Essex Museum; November 15, 2013 through Present