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OC520: Large Asmat Drum

OC520: Large Asmat Drum

A very large and intricately carved Asmat drum from the Marind-Anim Area. The handle has five well carved and delicate hornbill heads. The hornbill was often a symbol for headhunting and the ancestors. The surface is dry with a good patina from age and use, and the skin is old and original.     

Field collected in 1965 by The Institute for Cultural Anthropology, University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

43" Long by 11" Wide - 8" Diameter. Early 20th century, Papua New Guinea.    ....$5500.00

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