Unidentified Iatmul maker
Kanganaman village
Middle Sepik River
Papua New Guinea


probably Inter-War Period (about 1918-1942)

Wood, fiber, resin, and red pigment

Overall: 19 11/16 × 4 1/8 in. (50 × 10.5 cm)

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



Place Made: Papua New Guinea, Melanesia, Oceania


20th century

Object Name

Musical Instrument

Research Area


Not on view

Exhibition History

Art and Culture in New Guinea Societies: The Abelam and their Neighbors, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Anthropology 47, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 28-April 30, 2000.

The Primitive Arts of the Sepik River, New Guinea, The Lang Art Galleries, Scripps College, Claremont, California, October 18-December 17, 1960, no. 4479.

Publication History

The Lang Art Galleries, Scripps College, The Primitive Arts of the Sepik River, New Guinea, Claremont, CA: The Lang Art Galleries, Scripps College, 1960, no. 4479.


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

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