Ceremonial Paddle

Bismarck Archipelago
New Ireland

Carved wood and pigments
Early 20th century
Height: 61 ½ in. (156 cm)

Ex collection Mertz, Berlin
Ex collection Jean-Pierre Laprugne, Paris

Published: Voyages… From the North Pacific to the South Pacific in the wake of Captain Cook, 2019

Price: sold

Melanesia – Bismarck Archipelago
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A very rare example of a New Ireland paddle featuring a bird figure, reminiscent of ritual representations linked to the Malangan (Malagan) ritual cycles