On View East India Marine Hall, level 2
- Paddle, before 1821
- 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
This is a wooden paddle. Eight human heads are carved onto the knob end of the paddle.
- East India Marine Hall, Peabody Essex Museum; November 15, 2013 through Present