Hand Drum

probably Maprik Region
Sepik River
Papua New Guinea


probably Early Inter-War Period (about 1918-1930)


Overall: 33 11/16 × 29 3/4 in. (85.5 × 75.5 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

Melanesian Art: The Sepik River and Abelam Hill Country, William B. Jaffe Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College Hanover, New Hampshire, March 22-December 8, 2019.


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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