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Hand drum, Kundu (Melanesian Pidgin)
Hand drum, Kundu (Melanesian Pidgin)
Date:
C-14 dating: 1640–1820 (91% probability)
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Wood, Pigment, Monitor Lizard Skin, And Rattan
Dimensions:
63 x 20 x 25 cm (24 13/16 x 7 7/8 x 9 13/16 in.)
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Oceania
Culture/People:
Iatmul People; Woliagwi Subgroup
Provenance:

Jolika Collection of New Guinea Art

Accession Number:
2007.44.13
Acquisition Date:
2007-10-11
Credit Line:

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

Carved hollow from one piece of wood with relief designs - crocodile stands in very high relief. with skin stretched over top and held in place by rattan rings.

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