Two old Highlands Drums one from the Western Highlands with fine incised geometric designs and an old patina, early 20th century, together with another old drum with fine designs and ochre painting on bottom. Provenance: Collected by Warwick Irvine in 1968
Two fine and large Marind Anim Drums, with original field collection labels; left: Slo village, upper Bian River, Marind Anim, made by Gabriel Kaise who died in the 1960's, right: Kumbe village, Kumbe River Marind Anim, the owner of this drum was Alfius Ma
Two fine old Highlands Drums, one from the Western Highlands with fine incised geometric designs and an old patina, early 20th century, together with another old drum with fine designs and ochre painting on bottom. Provenance: Collected by Warwick Irvine i
Two old coastal Sepik Drums, the larger drum with masked ancestor faces on handle and the other drum with two stylized birds heads. Both show the real artistic ability of the old time Sepik carvers. 72 cm, 46 cm
A Chief's drum, Massim Culture, Milne Bay Province, an old and well used drum with intricately carved handle with abstract birds and scroll like designs on the large handle, also the body of the drum has two upraised bird heads connected by a line. 105 cm
A old and well Used Asmat drum, collected at Jow village in 1986 and belonged to an important Asmat carver named Akai. The handle consists of three beautifully carved stylized hornbill birds heads, the body of the drum with incised designs and upraised gho
An ancient Papuan Gulf drum, finely carved with four ancestor faces, two on the fishtail part of the drum and two smaller faces on the sides, dark patina overall, one end has damage as seen in photo. 65 cm
A 19th century Trobriand Island drum. Finely carved and decorated with sea creatures and birds; reptile skin resonator, the drum was used during dances, the carving style is similar to the lime spatulas carved by Massin. Length 30 cm
Papua New Guinea, Manam Island, large drum (Garamut). Slit log, with heavily decorated sides; ends with projecting ancestor figures. Large, heavy piece, coastal Madang, 1950's. Length 210 cm. Width 37 cm. Height 48 cm
A coastal Sepik drum (kundu), of wood in classic hourglass form, decorated with incised figurative motifs, with ancestor mask in relief to central grip, polychrome pigments, fibre and cane attached, Papua New Guinea, 72 x 19 cm
A Papua New Guinea black pigment wood carved drum the hour glass form with abstract carvings in low relief, the handle pierced carved with curvilinear patterns. Black exterior surface. Note: wood split filled with resin. Height 102.5 cm
A fine Marind Anim drum, of wood in classic hour-glass form with large projecting grip, decorated with geometric motifs in relief and polychrome pigments, old resin repair, Papua New Guinea, 120 x 32 cm.
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