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ca. 1820–40
French Polynesia, Austral Islands
Austral Islanders
W. 6 x L. 54 3/4 in. (15.2 x 139.1cm)
Credit Line:
The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Bequest of Nelson A. Rockefeller, 1979
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 353
[John J. Klejman, New York, until 1956]; Nelson A. Rockefeller, New York, 1956, on loan to The Museum of Primitive Art, New York, 1956–1978

Stolpe, Hjalmar. Collected Essays in Ornamental Art: On Evolution in the Ornamental Art of Savage Peoples: Studies in American Ornamentation. Stockholm: Aftonbladets Tryckeri, 1927.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Art of Oceania, Africa, and the Americas from the Museum of Primitive Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1969, no. 22.

Steven, Phelps. Art and Artifacts of the Pacific, Africa, and the Americas: The James Hooper Collection. London: Hutchinson & Co., 1976.

Richards, Rhys. "Austral Island 'Paddles,' their Main Motifs and a Global Search for Their Prototype." In The Austral Islands: History, Art, and Art History. Porirua: Paremata Press, 2012.

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