University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Object Number:P3720
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: New Guinea
German New Guinea
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Wood
Skin
Plant Fiber
Pigment
Length: 64 cm
Outside Diameter:20 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff, 1913

Description

Wooden hour-glass drum with black skin head (snakeskin?) at one end. Middle section carved with designs; handle on one side and tooth-like ridges opposite handle. Handle and carved section painted black. Rest of drum painted red. Poor condition. Large piece of lower half of drum broken off: part glued back on, part missing. Hole in drum head.


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