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Indo-Pacific Art

Dance Paddle

19th century

Wood with pigment

27 3/4 × 9 1/2 × 1 in. (70.5 × 24.1 × 2.5 cm)
base: 9 1/16 × 9 1/16 × 4 5/16 in. (23 × 23 × 11 cm)
Gift of the Rubin-Ladd Foundation
Made in Trobriand Islands, Massim, Papua New Guinea
Trobriand Islands
19th century
Performing Arts

Gustave Schindler, New York, 1950s-1960s; Everett Rassiga, New York, 1967; Morton D. May, St. Louis, 1967; St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 1974-1977. Christie's, New York, 2006; Christopher and Anna Thorpe, Sydney, 2006. Rubin-Ladd Foundation, New York, 2012; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven.

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