Hand Drum

Unidentified Marind-Anim maker


Late Inter-War Period (about 1930-1942)

Wood, hide, resin, rattan, fiber, and pigment

Overall: 36 5/8 × 9 7/16 in. (93 × 24 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Harry A. Franklin Family Collection



Place Made: Southwest Coast region, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Asia


20th century

Object Name

Musical Instrument

Research Area


Not on view

Exhibition History

Arts of Oceania, Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, October 10-November 29, 1970, Melanesia: New Guinea, no. 9.

Publication History

Arts of Oceania, Dallas: Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, 1970, Melanesia: New Guinea, no. 9.


Acquired by Harry A. Franklin (1903-1983), Los Angeles, California, in the 1950s; to the Harry A. Franklin Family Collection, Los Angeles, California, 1983; given to present collection, 1990.

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