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vanuatu  slit drum ,ambrym"atingting

vanuatu slit drum ,ambrym"atingting

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Oceanic: Sculpture: Pre 1940: Item # 1370559
galerie Cecile Kerner
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14,rue des minimes Brussels 1000

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these ating ting drum are musical instruments and communication means He represents an important ancestor . these drums are made in artocarpus altilis ,bread tree as this wood has a good sonority the drum has a foot to plant it in the ground the slit allows the sound high forehead eyes in disc shape nice oval face make a great presence . they arre generally more detailed this one is eroded we can still see the rows odf cubes on the headress and was consolidated with a special liquid it must date around befginning of 20th century .great powerful presence brought back in the seventies by roger lefevre the size is about 2,78 which is easy to place in a normal house