Ceremonial Drum, New Guinea

Elema Peoples, Papuan Gulf, Papua New Guinea
Wood with a dark smoky patina
30” tall by 6 1/2” diameter
Early 20th century

Previously in the collection of Michael Hamson. This ancient drum has wonderful detailed carving and is excellent art even though it is missing the handle and head skin, has no white inlay pigment left, and has some old native repairs.


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