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