Lot 22: A fine Trobriand Islands ritual paddle

People: Trobriand Islands
Papua New Guinea
H: 70 1/4"
The fine well patinated paddle with large carved finial in the form of birds, sea horses, and other zoomorphs; completely incised with typical Trobriand design elements on both sides, with remains of white infill. Some minor losses to the upper portion; else excellent condition. On a custom base.

Field collected by John C. Edler, former curator of the Hemmeter collection.

Price Realized: $600

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