Drum, kandara

Drum, kandara
Drum, kandara
Date:
19th century
Location:
de Young
Gallery 30
Century:
Media:
Wood, Pigment, Fiber, Mammal Skin, Gum
Dimensions:
152.4 cm (60 in.)
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Oceania
Culture/People:
Marind-anim People
Provenance:

"Collected by Father Petrus Vertenten, m.s.c., between 1910-25, Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, Tilburg, The Netherlands." (Catalog #508, New Guinea Art: Masterpieces from the Jolika Collection of Marcia and John Friede, 2005, Volume 2, p. 171.)

Accession Number:
2007.44.89
Acquisition Date:
2007-10-11
Credit Line:

Gift of Marcia and John Friede in honor of Diane B. Wilsey and Harry S. Parker III

Exhibition History:

2005 - New Guinea Art. Masterpieces from the Jolika Collection of Marcia and John Friede. De Young Museum, San Francisco, 2005.

Large drum reserved for use at samb-zi, a great festive song. At the base, a curvilinear relief carving references the organic form of a wasp hive, and at the top a star or flying fox. Patterns are enhanced with white, black, and red pigments. The mammal skin is probably tree kangaroo, Dendrolagus, and the gum is blood and lime.

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