Maori Paddle Carved Ceremonial Hoe

OBJECT TYPE
Paddle
LOCALITY
New Zealand
MATERIALS
Wood, Shell
DIMENSIONS
154.5 L
PROVENANCE
Private Collection Edinburgh, Scotland
Thomas Roddick, Scotland

DESCRIPTION

A beautifully carved ceremonial hoe paddle, with detailed carved spiral form work to top and mid section of shaft leading to a detailed fully carved blade with tiki figure to top side and openwork scrolled carving to back. Dark brown patina.

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