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A Massim finger drum and figure, Trobriand Islands, Papua New Guinea, height 31 cm

A large drum, finely carved, lower Sepik river, 74 x 22 x 17 cm

A Garamut drum, profusely carved with traditional design on both sides, and a male figure at each terminus, mounted on a custom steel stand, Murik Lakes, lower Sepik river region Papua New Guinea, length 205 cm

A Kundu drum, skin intact, incised with traditional designs to base and middle, old native repair, Sepik Region PNG. Provenance: Dr John Yu and Dr George Soutter collection, height 53 cm

A Kundu drum, skin intact, incised motif, damage to one side, Sepik river region PNG. Provenance: the Dr George Soutter and Dr John Yu collection, height 42 cm

A Kundu drum, skin intact, dark patina with incised motif, north Coast, West Papua. Provenance: the Dr George Soutter and Dr John Yu collection, height 46 cm

A Kundu drum, skin damaged, deep glossy patina all over, Highlands region PNG. Provenance: the Dr George Soutter and Dr John Yu collection, height 58 cm

A Kundu drum, lizard skin damaged, base incised and painted with natural ochres, Papuan Gulf region PNG. Provenance: the Dr George Soutter and Dr John Yu collection, height 114 cm

A Kundu drum, lizard skin intact, profusely carved in traditional ancestral motif, patina on handle from use, Asmat region West Papua. Provenance: the Dr George Soutter and Dr John Yu collection, height 99 cm

A Kundu drum, on wooden base, old patina, classic gaping mouth form, incised motif, decorated with natural pigments, Papuan Gulf region. Provenance: the Dr George Soutter and Dr John Yu collection, height 92 cm

A Kundu drum, water lizard skin intact, in classic hour-glass form, Highlands region PNG. Provenance: the Dr George Soutter and Dr John Yu collection, height 69 cm

An ancestral drum, lizard skin intact with rattan binding, body of drum profusely carved in traditional interlocking Asmat design, dark deep patina, with cane handle, exhibiting patina from use, Asmat region, West Papua. Provenance: the Dr George Soutter a

A Kundu drum, lizard skin with perforations, base in classic gaping yawn form, with profusely incised and decorated designs of an interlocking series of faces. Provenance: the Dr George Soutter and Dr John Yu collection, height 85 cm

A Kundu drum, lizard skin intact, old patina throughout, classic open mouth form, incised pattern of multiple faces, decorated in natural ochres, damage to one side of base. Provenance: the Dr George Soutter and Dr John Yu collection, height 96 cm

A Kundu drum, with water lizard skin intact, striking design to base in the form of myriad ancestral faces, incised and decorated with natural pigments. Provenance: the Dr George Soutter and Dr John Yu collection, height 60 cm

A Kundu drum, with skin missing, incised design to base in the form of two faces, decorated with red and white ochre, minor chips and signs of abrasion from use, Papuan Gulf region PNG. Provenance: the Dr George Soutter and Dr John Yu collection, height 90

A Telefomin Kundu drum, with original lizard skin intact, base with incised design, decorated with natural earth ochres, patina and signs of use to barrel, minor chips to base. Provenance: the Dr George Soutter and Dr John Yu collection, height 94 cm

An early Kundu drum, water lizard skin intact, deep dark patina overall, portion missing to base, long lateral crack, New Guinea . Provenance: the Dr George Soutter and Dr John Yu collection, height 48 cm

A Kundu drum, with hide skin intact, carved in the style of Sentani Lakes with eliptical spiral, handle affixed, Sentani Lakes, West Papua. Provenance: the Dr George Soutter and Dr John Yu collection, height 44 cm

A Papuan Gulf Kundu drum, skin missing, rattan binding intact, prominent elongated gaping mouth. Provenance: the Dr George Soutter and Dr John Yu collection, height 69 cm

A New Guinea drum of wood in classic hourglass form, decorated with snake skin top, 64 cm high.

An old large slit gong drum, Torricelli Mountains, West Sepik. Mounted on custom stand. Height 150 cm

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

A rare old drum, Boiken area, with deeply incised spirit faces and designs, old patination. 37 cm

A large and fine Asmat drum, Ocenep village, circa 1950s-60s. Ex Catholic Mission collection, Basim, coastal Asmat area. 122 cm

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 stone carved drum, Asmat; Collected by Todd Barlin in Pirien village, 1986. 56 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

An ancient Papuan Gulf drum, finely carved in two large ancestor faces on the fishtail part of the drum, dark patina overall. 75 cm

A fine old Papuan Gulf drum, finely carved with two large ancestor faces on the fishtail part of the drum, and deeply incised designs on the bands near the handle, dark patina overall. 86.5 cm

A large Papua New Guinea Garamut drum, Sepik Region

Four Melanesian objects, including Trobriand island finger drum, Solomon islands food vessel and two stone pounders. The drum, 27.5 cm high

Three New Guinea objects, including figural garamut drum lug, Maprik region yam digging staff and crocodile spear finial, the latter, 48 cm long

A lake Murik Garamut drum, Papua New Guinea, each finial an ancestor figure, drum standing on two supports each with two faces, 81 cm long

Three New Guinea n Kundu Drums, New Britain, Marind- Anim and one other. The New Britain drum 37 cm

A Sepik drum, Papua New Guinea 113 cm

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