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U000.50.2
Artist / Maker : Unknown Artist
Title : Untitled (water drum)
Date (Execution) : n.d.
Geographical Origin : Papau New Guinea
Cultural Group :
Style / Period : Contemporary Southeast Asian
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Support / Technique :
Object Type : drum
Visual Description : Tall dark wooden cylinder which is hollow with 4-6 cm thick walls and carvings adorning the outside. Low relief carvings of four stylized faces cover most of the outside--the two that take up the top half of the drum are upside down, so that the tops of their heads are touching the two heads of the faces in the bottom half. There are also two prominent high relief carvings on the outside which reach above the main cylinder by 30 cm. One represents a crocodile while the other appears to be a large lizard with the head of a bird of prey. The drum has a slightly smaller circumference around the middle.
Accession # : U000.50.2
Width (cm) : 38.00
Height (cm) : 110.00
Depth (cm) : 38.00
Mandatory Credit : Gift of Derek Simpkins
Artist Statement :