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Kundu drum
(1979-1984)

Medium
earth pigments on wood, reptile skin
Measurements
120.8 × 30.1 × 28.2 cm
Place/s of Execution
Iwol village, Muting, West Papua
Accession Number
2003.118
Department
Pacific Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented through the NGV Foundation by Chris Boylan, Governor, 2003
Gallery location
Not on display
Description
The incised designs represent the clan of the drum's owner. Houglass shaped drum, carved out rectangular shaped handle. Reptile skin on one end and on the opposite end is painted circinate and long zig zag patterns.