Unidentified Iatmul maker
Kanganaman village
Middle Sepik River
Papua New Guinea


probably Inter-War Period (about 1918-1942)


Overall: 16 9/16 × 3 9/16 in. (42 × 9 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

The Primitive Arts of the Sepik River, New Guinea, The Lang Art Galleries, New Guinea, October 18-December 17, 1960, no. 4476.

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. 4476.


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; lent to present collection, 1990; given to present collection, 1997.

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