72cm long. In the form of a shark or crocodile's open mouth, this drum has four spirit/ancestral faces and, unusually, the decoration continues around the handle. It has a wonderful old surface and traces of white pigment.

Elema drum, Papuan Gulf, Papua New Guinea. Late 19th C.


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