Hand Drum

Unidentified Numfor maker


probably Late Inter-War Period (about 1930-1942)

Wood, lizard skin, resin, black pigment, iron and copper wire

Overall: 21 1/4 × 5 11/16 in. (54 × 14.5 cm)

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



Place Made: Numfor Island, Geelvink Bay, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Asia


20th century

Object Name

Musical Instrument

Research Area


Not on view

Exhibition History

Recontextualizing 'Primitive' Art: Melanesian and African Works, An Exhibition in Process, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Anthropology 72, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 29-May 25, 1997.


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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