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  • 1. INTRICATELY CARVED "PADDLE"-CLUB FROM TONGA; THE CARVED GEOMETRIC DESIGNS COVER THE CLUB. HAS ORIGINAL PEALE TAG. THIS OBJECT WAS INCORRECTLY CATALOGUED AS THE NEW ZEALAND CANOE PADDLE, THE ACTUAL CANOE PADDLE WAS CATALOGUED AS NORTH AMERICAN AND HAS THE CATALOGUE NUMBER 2654. EXHIBITED MAGNIFICENT VOYAGERS, NATIONAL MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY, 1985-86. PUBLICATION: "MAGNIFICENT VOYAGERS," BY VIOLA & MARGOLIS, S.I. PRESS, 1985, ILLUSTRATED P... more
    1. INTRICATELY CARVED "PADDLE"-CLUB FROM TONGA; THE CARVED GEOMETRIC DESIGNS COVER THE CLUB. HAS ORIGINAL PEALE TAG. THIS OBJECT WAS INCORRECTLY CATALOGUED AS THE NEW ZEALAND CANOE PADDLE, THE ACTUAL CANOE PADDLE WAS CATALOGUED AS NORTH AMERICAN AND HAS THE CATALOGUE NUMBER 2654. EXHIBITED MAGNIFICENT VOYAGERS, NATIONAL MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY, 1985-86. PUBLICATION: "MAGNIFICENT VOYAGERS," BY VIOLA & MARGOLIS, S.I. PRESS, 1985, ILLUSTRATED P. 132. FROM CARD: "PADDLE OR WAR CLUB. TONGA ([IDENTIFIED PER] S. H. RIESENBERG). CATALOGED ORIGINALLY AS NEW ZEALAND AND SO INDICATED IN PEALE CATALOG, BUT ERRONEOUSLY. PADDLE SHAPE. 2 Dec 2014. less