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Purchased from Nathan Joseph, San Francisco by M.H. deYoung, unspecified date
California Midwinter, Fine Arts Building, Exhibition Catalogue. South Sea Island Collection, pp. 94-101. "3466- Paddle. New Guinea. Very old," p. 99. [original catalogue located at SF History Center, SF Public Library].
California Midwinter International Exposition, through M.H. deYoung
bird head on end of handle. Barbed rib extends from handle over half length of blade. ends in conventionalized head.