Lot 114: A fine and large Marind Anim drum

A fine and large Marind Anim drum , Marind Anim; Irian Jaya

Of classical elongated hourglass shape the long drum with completely carved lower panels with curvilinear motifs and serrations in black orange/red and white, the well worn handle long and straight, the upper portion with "star-motif" and remains of orange pigment the tympanum of fish skin still intact and tight. A rare and very fine example. H. 49 1/4''

Property of a New York Private Collector

Field collected by Todd Barlin in Dokid Village C. 1980s; with an original label in Barlin's handwriting

Estimate: $1,800 - $2,200

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