Canoe Paddle


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Artifact Identification Canoe Paddle   (1971.11.0005)
  1. Distribution & Transportation Artifacts
  2. :
  3. Water Transportation Equipment
  4. :
  5. Water Transportation Accessories
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date 20th century
Culture Melanesian
Location On Exhibitin the Southeast Asia and Oceania exhibit

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Length) 190.5 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 15.2 cm
Dimension 3 (Height) 4.0 cm
Weight 1,100 g
Measuring Remarks W=widest part of oar blade. H=thickest part of handle.
Materials Plant--Wood
Manufacturing Processes Carved, Incising
Munsell Color Information Moderate Reddish Brown (2.5YR 4/4) -ns

Research Remarks

Published Description

Canoe paddle: Angorum district, East Sepik district, New Guinea. Totemic crocodile figure is a symbol commonly linked to river travel and acts as a good luck charm.

Description N/A
Comparanda N/A
Bibliography N/A

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication Purchased with Funds from the Friends of the World Heritage Museum
Reproduction no
Reproduction Information N/A

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