Drum

Kerewa people, Goaribari Island, Papuan Gulf, Papua New Guinea

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collected 1912

Wood, lizard skin, beeswax, string, sago fiber, resin, natural pigments

Overall: 33 7/16 × 4 1/2 in. (85 × 11.5 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Dr. Bradley M. Patten

34.36.5954

Geography/Culture

Oceania, Melanesia

Period

20th century

Object Name

Musical Instrument: Percussion Instrument

Classification

Oceania

Not on view

Exhibition History

Coaxing the Spirits to Dance: Art and Society in the Papuan Gulf of New Guinea, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, April 1-September 17, 2006; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, October 24-September 2, 2007.

Art Styles of the Papuan Gulf, The Museum of Primitive Art, New York, New York, February 15-May 7, 1961, no. 42.

Publication History

Robert L. Welsch, Virginia-Lee Webb, and Sebastian Haraha, Coaxing the Spirits to Dance: Art and Society in the Papuan Gulf of New Guinea, Hanover, New Hampshire: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2006, ill. p. 7.

Provenance

Collected by Professor William Patten (1861-1932, Class of 1908H, Dartmouth Professor of Zoology, 1893-1931), March 17-23, 1912; to his son Dr. Bradley M. Patten (1889-1971), Ann Arbor, Michigan; given to present collection, 1971.

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