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Purchased from Nathan Joseph, San Francisco by M.H. deYoung, unspecified date.
California Midwinter, Fine Arts Buidling, Exhibition Catalogue. South Sea Island Collection, pp. 94-101. "3359-Club. Figian. Very old," p. 96. [original catalogue located at SF History Center, SF Public Library].
California Midwinter International Exposition, through M.H. deYoung
Hatchet head iron at one end. Paddle shapped at other end; carved highly abstract, stylized human facial motif with spiral eyes on either side of paddle. Braided ring around handle; lime decoration.