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Lot 0413
A Sepik River handheld drum with hide covered top. New Guinea. 1st half 20th century. 17"l x 4 1/2"dia.
Provenance: Inventory and Collection from the Estate of Merton D. Simpson.
Catalog Notes: Drums are commonly found in nearly all of musical traditions of Melanesia. The drums of the area are often hand-held with a sigular head of an hour glass shape. In many highland communties of Papua New Guines drums are played by large groups of men during ceremonial gatherings.

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Sepik River handheld drum, first half 20th c.

Estimate $300 - $500Oct 1, 2016
Falls Church, VA, USA