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  • Two Solomon Island Paddle Clubs
  • Two Solomon Island Paddle Clubs
  • Two Solomon Island Paddle Clubs

Two Solomon Island Paddle Clubs

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Two fine 19th-century hardwood Solomon Island Paddle clubs of similar tapering form, the flat sides with fine raised medial ridges. These rare Oceanic clubs were ceremonial and were also used in combat.

Lenght 124cm (49 in) and 130cm (51 in)

Provenance:
Jackson Collection

Bibliography:

Solomon Islands Art by Kevin Conru pub. 2008 cf. p.122
Regard sur les Isles Salomon by Jean-Edouard Carlier, Paris cf. p.42
Edge-Partington, 1890

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Attributed to Michelangelo Maestri (Italian, d. 1812)

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