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Hand Drum (kundu)


Artist Unknown (Iatmul)


20th century

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G256
Hand Drum (kundu), Artist Unknown (Iatmul)
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Medium: Musical Instruments | Wood, rope, pigmenta
Size: 8 1/2 x 26 3/4 x 6 1/2 in. (21.59 x 67.95 x 16.51 cm)
Creation Place: Oceania, Melanesia, Papua New Guinea, Middle Sepik River
Culture: Iatmul, Oceania, Melanesia, Papua New Guinea, Middle Sepik River
Style: 20th century
Physical Description: long cylinder, ends conical shaped; alligator stands along top facing drum surface; sets of triangular shapes adorn sides and bottom, used to support drum when rope is strung through; low relief carving over body and alligator painted with black field and
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; The Ethel Morrison Van Derlip Fund
Accession Number: 98.37.3
Added to Site: February 28, 2009