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A Manus Island wooden handled Kundu drum

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Oceanic: Artifacts: Pre 1950   item# 1193962 (stock# P92316)

A Manus Island wooden handled Kundu drum
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michael cichon tribal arts
941.224.0440


$600.00.....further provenance on request 

This finely carved dance drum comes from Manus Island, the largest island of the Admiralty Islands chain off the northern coast of Papua New Guinea. Most adult participants in ceremonies throughout Melanesia play such hand drums, but the smaller scale of this example might indicate it belonged to an adolescent or child. Rich, textured, surface patina achieved with a thick, white pigment, then painted in black; carved areas painted in red ocher. Unusual use of lizard skin head shows legs of repti ...click for details

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