Traditional Drum

Unknown people (Papua New Guinea)



Lizard Skin, beeswax, Eucalyptus wood

Overall: 19 7/16 × 5 1/4 in. (49.3 × 13.4 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Ross Woodbridge, Class of 1936



Place Made: Papua New Guinea, Melanesia, Oceania


20th century

Object Name

Musical Instrument

Research Area


Not on view


Collected by [Thomas] Ross Woodbridge (1913-unknown), Class of 1936, during the time he was the Field Director of the American Red Cross in Papua New Guinea, 1944-1945; given to present collection, 1979.

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