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Drum (Kundu), Papua New Guinea, Mid-20th Century

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Drum Drum, alternate full-view 2 Drum, alternate full-view 3 Drum, alternate full-view 4

NMM 2353. Drum (kundu), Papua New Guinea, mid-20th century. A typical wooden, hourglass-shaped drum with handle, dark finish, and snake or lizard-skin head attached with a braided rattan hoop. A pair of eyes is carved above the handle. Length: 78 cm (30-3/4"). Arne B. Larson Collection, 1979.


Close-up Views of Top and Bottom of Drum

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Drum Head and Interior (View from Lower End)

Drum head Interior

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